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  • Blog Post: Clinical Trial

    First time blogging. I was diagnosed with metastatic melanoma about 18 months ago. I have recently started clinical trials. So far I have had only 1 session but have been keeping well. Is anyone else taking part and how are you getting on?
  • Blog Post: It’s finally summer! Here’s how to enjoy the sun safely

    I think most of my friends and colleagues in the office today have enjoyed a weekend of walks, parks, tennis and most importantly, sunshine! And who can blame them? It’s rare we get weather this good in the UK! It took a long time getting here, but it seems summer has finally arrived....
  • Blog Post: PET scan - the wait!

    So I had my PET Scan 2 days ago on my 45th birthday. I can't deny it was the worst birthday I've ever had plus I've got a cold. I'm thoroughly miserable it has to be said. I have read into every detail that has happened subsequently and can only think the worst. Having had the scan...
  • Blog Post: Hello - my ramble into this blog

    I so wish I had come across this site or thought about looking into it years ago. Now I'm here it will be a random stream of thoughts and experiences. I will be 45 on the 5th March - that's this Tuesday. I'm a self employed textile designer - lately it's been going really well....
  • Blog Post: Skin cancer webchat transcript

    Now summer is finally here (for now, at least), it’s important to remember to stay safe in the sun, as sun exposure is a risk factor for skin cancer. Last Thursday, we hosted a web chat on skin cancer with Macmillan Information Nurse Specialist Carol Goodman. Carol answered questions on...
  • Blog Post: Early Day Motion 2362 - Melanoma Patients

    Having lost a very close family friend to malignant melanoma in May 2008, I set up www.factor50.org.uk in memory of him, in an effort to bring attention to this dreadful young person's disease and to raise funds for melanoma research. Without boring everyone with far too much detail, Factor 50...
  • Blog Post: Fit & well as I head towards 2 year anniversary

    Hi everyone, Just wanted to drop a line as I haven't had much time to be on the site recently due to a busy domestic life! I'm coming up to the 2 year anniversary of when the melanoma returned in my lymph nodes (13 years after the primary mole was removed) & I'm very happy to say...
  • Blog Post: good or bad news

    I went to the hospital today,expecting to have polyps removed from womb which had shown up on pet scan as a hot spot,.but apparently they had been detached during a histroscopy I had 2weeks ago.They came back as pre cancer or a typical but didn't appear to be melanoma. Had i not had the pet scan...
  • Blog Post: Skin Cancer Web Chat Transcript

    Hello everyone, Thanks very much to those of you who came along to our web chat with skin cancer nurse specialist Carol Goodman earlier this month. For those of you who didn't make it, here is the transcript which includes some really helpful information about staying safe in the sun for those...
  • Blog Post: radiotherapy over

    Today was my last day of radiotherapy it was bad but not as bad as I feared they tell me it will get worst for about 10days but then will start to get better.My skin started to blister 2days ago but I am told I have done well and I know from others that it could have been a lot worst. The next step...
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