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Philippa’s Story

On Christmas day in 2021, Philippa found a small lump in her vulva and after being referred by her GP, was diagnosed with vulval mucosal melanoma, a rare form of melanoma. During January 2022 she had an initial operation to remove this and in March 2022 she had a single lymph node removal. Following on from this in May 2022 a PET scan revealed metastatic lymph node outside of the pelvis and Philippa started double immunotherapy treatment (ipilimumab+nivolumab). She underwent further surgeries and her latest scan shows she is cancer-free. She has very kindly shared her story with us.

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Charlotte’s Story

Charlotte was first diagnosed with Stage 3c melanoma in 2020, two years later Charlotte’s melanoma progressed to Stage 4 after spreading to her lungs. Since then, she has had targeted therapy (Dabrafenib and Trametinib) and immunotherapy (Iplimumab and Nivolumab). During Spring 2023, a scan picked up that Charlotte has three tiny brain metastases, she is now receiving further treatment and has regular 3 monthly scans. Here she very generously shares her story.

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