From the melanoma community
Remember you are not alone. Read the personal experiences of other people affected by melanoma who share their thoughts, tips and support.
James was diagnosed with stage 4 melanoma in 2020, a week before the UK entered the first lockdown, after visiting his GP with a persistent cough. Since his diagnosis, James has received immunotherapy treatment and undergone surgery to remove a tumour from his bowel.
Leah was diagnosed with stage 4 melanoma in June 2020. Unlike many patients, who are diagnosed after discovering an unusual mole or lesion, Leah’s journey started with a chronic cough and no known primary melanoma. Since her diagnosis, she has received immunotherapy treatment and undergone major surgery; a laparotomy and thoracotomy to remove two peritoneal tumours. Leah’s most recent scan has shown she is in remission.
Leah has generously shared her experience with us.