Number of Guests: 283
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  Visitor: Lisa Harell
Reference: Mikes page
 Location: Georgia
  WebSite: eye cancer
 Web Info: 
  Contact: theharrells1@bellsouth.net
     Date: Sat, Jun 24, 2006 at 00:50:41 (EDT)

Comments: My brother is a 42 year old white male with blue eyes. He is incarcerated and exam showed he has melanoma cancer of the eye. I cant get no answers from anyone what kind..Im scared and need to find resources before they will release him. No Insurance.. Can someone please lead me in the right direction. Nice website here. thank you Lisa


  Visitor: tina
Reference: cancer eye friend
 Location: pa
  WebSite: 
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  Contact: gardenfairy1960@msn.com
     Date: Mon, May 22, 2006 at 21:54:59 (EDT)

Comments: No comment at this time.....


  Visitor: Marjorie
Reference: surfing the web
 Location: australia
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     Date: Sat, May 20, 2006 at 11:25:44 (EDT)

Comments: No comment at this time.....


  Visitor: Karen Smith
Reference: searching net
 Location: AZ
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  Contact: countrystoreoldcountrystore@yahoo.com
     Date: Mon, May 15, 2006 at 12:09:27 (EDT)

Comments: I have Clarks Stage V and I am scheduled foe surgery on Jun 1 st if I can find the funds. I have no insurance and don't know what to do. The hospital will not do anything without the money up front. Been on the net for aweek looking. Nothing yet. Thanks Karen Smith


  Visitor: Jess
Reference: Late-night internet surfing
 Location: Michigan
  WebSite: 
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  Contact: 
     Date: Wed, May 03, 2006 at 23:29:45 (EDT)

Comments: I have been reading this guestbook, and the stories of young deaths are freaking me out. They should be. Two years ago, I had a small (pencil eraser), flat, hairless, depigmented lesion with an irregular pinkish border and a doughy consistency at the center. I saw my doc, she gave me a fungal cream. I put it on, it didn't help, I eventually stopped paying attention to the lesion, which was easy to do because it is located in my lower pelvic region and covered by the pubic hair around it. This was a mistake. Seven months ago, I gave birth to a beautiful baby boy via C-section. I noticed that the scar did not form in the area that i used to have the weird lesion. The depigmented, hairless doughy area was now about the size of a penny. My c-section scar is red and raised everywhere except in the 1-2 cm region of the lesion, where it looks like the skin was not even cut. The lesion is now about the size of a nickel, with very irregular borders, and feels like a deep trough when palpated. It has never hurt, itched, scaled, bled, etc. I don't think it was ever a fungal infection. I have an appointment with a dermatologist on Tuesday. My PCP had no idea what it was. I told him I think it is an amelanotic melanoma. I am a doctor. I just graduated from medical school before I gave birth to my son. When I became pregnant, I decided to spend my son's first two years at home, and start residency late. I was glad I stayed home before, but I'm really glad now. I love my son. He loves me too, with his all of his one-tooth-grin soul, I'm sure :) I hope it is some weird fungal infection that I never learned about in medical school. I'd rather walk out of my appointment feeling incompetent than feeling mortal. Wow. It's hard to tell yourself you're getting all worked up over nothing, when you know you're not.


  Visitor: Theresa
Reference: 
 Location: New Jersey
  WebSite: 
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  Contact: fctheresa@yahoo.com
     Date: Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 11:58:21 (EDT)

Comments: I Have Malignant Melanoma Looking to chat with others, who have the same I am undergoing IL2 treatments


  Visitor: Theresa
Reference: 
 Location: New Jersey
  WebSite: 
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  Contact: fctheresa@yahoo.com
     Date: Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 11:56:23 (EDT)

Comments: No comment at this time.....


  Visitor: Alena
Reference: Alena
 Location: Spain
  WebSite: http://www.dirsys.info/aztec-tattoos
 Web Info: http://www.dirsys.info/aztec-tattoos
  Contact: alena80@mail.com
     Date: Mon, Apr 17, 2006 at 17:18:52 (EDT)

Comments: you have very nice guestbook and website


  Visitor: Lori  Fields
Reference: Ask.com
 Location: Indiana
  WebSite: 
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  Contact: 
     Date: Thurs, Mar 30, 2006 at 16:33:31 (EST)

Comments: My husband was diagnozed with Malignant Melanoma in Jan. He is having trouble taking the Immunotherapy Infuron. They had stopped it 2 times because his white blood cell has been down. Is there any other options?


  Visitor: Bev
Reference: from eye-melanoma.com/forum 
 Location: PA, USA
  WebSite: 
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  Contact: 
     Date: Sat, Mar 25, 2006 at 17:16:21 (EST)

Comments: I have a Choroidal melanoma, diagnosed Jan 2004, treated Wills, OK for now. I am always looking for more info and people to talk to. I am a medical assistant, work part time, am 54 yr old female, white, blue eyes. I have a pet house bunny. I'll add more after I look at the site! Bev


  Visitor: Yvonne Gibb
Reference: From lost.eye
 Location: UK
  WebSite: 
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  Contact: yjgibb@qinetiq.com
     Date: Thurs, Mar 23, 2006 at 06:58:53 (EST)

Comments: No comment at this time.....


  Visitor: Kim
Reference: google search
 Location: CA
  WebSite: none
 Web Info: 
  Contact: kjminhb@aol.com
     Date: Sat, Mar 18, 2006 at 19:31:29 (EST)

Comments: Thank you for organizing this website to share with the world. I'm sure you have helped save the lives of many people.


  Visitor: Beth Chadwick
Reference: 
 Location: Huntersville NC
  WebSite: 
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  Contact: bac0819@aol.com
     Date: Mon, Feb 27, 2006 at 13:20:55 (EST)

Comments: My 5 year old daughter was recently diagnosed with malignant metastatic melanoma (2 positive lypmh nodes on sentinel lymph node disection) After surgery to remove remaining axillary lymph nodes the oncologist has recommended interferon therapy. Anyone with experience with interferon ? Am concerned with possible long term effects........one being possible infertility. can you tell after/during treatment if you have been affected ?


  Visitor: marsha orr
Reference: google
 Location: georgia
  WebSite: google
 Web Info: 
  Contact: mgorr@adelphia.net
     Date: Mon, Feb 27, 2006 at 05:14:15 (EST)

Comments: First time visitor. Usually use mpip.org melanoma site. It has been down for a couple of days and was trying to find someone who may know what has happened. Hopefully, it is just doing some updating for the site or something similar.


  Visitor: Gail Wilson
Reference: Linked from a cancer info page.
 Location: The Dalles, Oregon
  WebSite: 
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  Contact: sweetheart_1@charter.net
     Date: Fri, Feb 17, 2006 at 17:56:09 (EST)

Comments: Please, help! My s/o of 18 years has just been diagnosed with nodular melanoma that has spread to his lungs,liver and lymph nodes. The doctors are moving very, very slow and his disease is moving very, very fast. Please e-mail advice on how to proceed and personal experiences on fighting this if possible. Thanks to all and God Bless.


  Visitor: Mike Utley
Reference: 
 Location: Tennessee
  WebSite: 
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  Contact: mlutley@hotmail.com
     Date: Mon, Feb 13, 2006 at 17:52:50 (EST)

Comments: Diagnosed with ocular melanoma in the left eye on Jan. 11 2006. The mole was found in 1997 and under annual surveillance since that time. In Oct. 05 a change was noticed and I was sent to Dr. Sternberg at the Vanderbilt Eye Center in Nashville, TN. The tumor was 12mm x 8mm x 4mm in height. A radiation plaque was placed on the eye Jan 31 and removed on Feb. 7. I still have some discomfort in the eye and feel fatigued. My first follow-up appointment with Dr. Sternberg is Feb. 27.


  Visitor: mom
Reference: 
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     Date: Fri, Feb 10, 2006 at 01:07:16 (EST)

Comments: No comment at this time.....


  Visitor: Kelli Reddick
Reference: Top Melanoma Hospitals in US
 Location: Nashville
  WebSite: 
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  Contact: kreddick@bellsouth.net
     Date: Thurs, Feb 09, 2006 at 22:55:10 (EST)

Comments: My Dad was recently diagnosed with a Clark Level IV Melanoma. We traveled from Nashville to Houston to see Dr. Sewa Legha in Houston. He will be having surgery next week at MD Anderson. Would love more detailed info. Thanks. Kelli


  Visitor: Kelli Reddick
Reference: Top Melanoma Hospitals in US
 Location: Nashville
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: kreddick@bellsouth.net
     Date: Thurs, Feb 09, 2006 at 22:54:59 (EST)

Comments: My Dad was recently diagnosed with a Clark Level IV Melanoma. We traveled from Nashville to Houston to see Dr. Sewa Legha in Houston. He will be having surgery next week at MD Anderson. Would love more detailed info. Thanks. Kelli


  Visitor: Helen Kramer
Reference: google
 Location: NY
  WebSite: 
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  Contact: realsol1@aol.com
     Date: Sun, Feb 05, 2006 at 10:11:31 (EST)

Comments: I would like to know what protein foods are low in Tyrosine


  Visitor: Judy Fairchild
Reference: OCU-MEL website
 Location: Texas
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: judyfairchild@charter.net
     Date: Sat, Feb 04, 2006 at 00:07:35 (EST)

Comments: My 32-year-old stepson had choroidal melanoma 11 years ago. Last Mar, it showed up in his liver. He has been doing chemo-embolizations for 10 months but can't do them any longer because of toxicity. We are waiting to learn about another treatment his doctor recommended. I joined the OCU-MEL group a few days ago, and it has already been so very helpful. My heart goes out to all who are battling this disease and to their families.


  Visitor: Marge Kletzel
Reference: Internet
 Location: Orange County,, CA
  WebSite: 
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  Contact: novabsn72@aol.com
     Date: Thurs, Feb 02, 2006 at 19:35:05 (EST)

Comments: My husband Joe was diagnosed in Oct. 2003. A mole was removed from his shoulder with a positive SLN. Subsequently he had mets to his brain and bowel which were surgically removed. This was followed by radiation,and gamma knife to his brain and chemo. Lastly when a lymph node in his neck and a tumor in his abdomen appeared he was treated experimentally with an injection of IL 2 directly into the lymph node on his neck.. The subsequent scans show marked improvement so we live now scan to scan as I'm sure a lot of you out there do also Best wishes to all.


  Visitor: Joe Burtone
Reference: Internet Search
 Location: New Jersy
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: joeburtone@yahoo.com
     Date: Tuesday, Jan 17, 2006 at 08:24:59 (EST)

Comments: My 39 year old wife was diagnosed with Stage III metastatic malignant melanoma in Oct 2005....primary site of melanoma is unknown....Radical neck dissection performed at memorial sloan kettering (10/21/05)..23 lymph nodes removed..2 cancerous lymph nodes...21 benign....no sign of disease anywhere else at this time...however, swelling in the right clavicle region near the surgery site...doctor wants Dawn to have Ct scan of chest...possible lymphdema or spread of disease...she started interferon and completed the 20 high dose treatments and is scheduled to begin 3x per week for the next 48 weeks....anyone have any experience with lymphdema? and can you share your thoughts....any help is greatly appreciated.


  Visitor: ter
Reference: google
 Location: syracuse
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: 
     Date: Mon, Jan 16, 2006 at 09:52:03 (EST)

Comments: No comment at this time.....


  Visitor: Sheena Krause
Reference: search
 Location: Colorado
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: hottod7675@aol.com
     Date: Mon, Jan 02, 2006 at 22:56:07 (EST)

Comments: My Dad passed away with malignant metastatic melanoma in Aug of 2005. It was a quick death. Unfortunatly it was the best. The last few months of my Dads life were miserable to watch. Growing up he worked 50-70 hours a week. Always out in the garage working. Then in Jun of 2005 he was diagnosed. It went downhill and quick after that. My Daughter and I went to Tennessee on Jul 4th to go to the Dr's with him he decieded not to do chemo. We came back to Denver on the 6th it wasnt even a week later he flew back here to be with the family he loooked like he had aged from 50 to 90 in a week. He stayed with me for a month until I was forced to put him in hospice I couldnt do it anymore and he couldnt walk, talk or eat. Four days laster he passed. I WISH THIS CANCER WAS MORE ADVERTISED. Its very scary and hard to watch someone go thru this. Thanks for the great site.


  Visitor: Mike McNinch
Reference: 
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  Contact: mike.mcninch@cox.net
     Date: Mon, Jan 02, 2006 at 20:49:14 (EST)

Comments: Pete, e-mail me - my last msg to you bounced.


  Visitor: Paul Dillon
Reference: Proleukin Web Page
 Location: New York
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: paul.dillon.b@Bayer.com
     Date: Fri, Dec 02, 2005 at 11:57:07 (EST)

Comments: My daughter was just diagnosed with melanoma.


  Visitor: Theresa H
Reference: surfing for info
 Location: Florida
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: woodyhoward@earthlink.net
     Date: Tuesday, Nov 29, 2005 at 14:49:34 (EST)

Comments: Just trying to understand. A friend of mine lost his father to melanoma about 2 years ago. He had a lump removed from his neck followed by radiation a few months ago. Now he has a larger lump in the same area that he refuses to have biopsied. He is in the hospital receiving pain medication and plans to let it take his life. It seems unreal to me as he is in his forties and has a wife and young child. His sister explained that despite all that was done for their father he died anyway so she understands why he doesn't want treatment. If anyone can help me understand this your reply would be appreciated.


  Visitor: Christine Sutton
Reference: researching melanoma
 Location: Florida
  WebSite: 
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  Contact: csutton1959@cox.net
     Date: Thurs, Nov 24, 2005 at 13:55:30 (EST)

Comments: My son Jeremy was diagnosed with melanoma Sep 15th after having a seizure on the 14th. I don't think there was a stage for his. He had mets everywhere. He passed away yesterday morning at 2:20am with many family members by his side. He was 28. We believe he knew he had melanoma a self diagnoses, but also knew it was too bad. He had radiation to the brain and the spine. Two rounds of chemo, Temador. I never believed he had a chance. He is my oldest son of four sons, and he left a young wife. This is a horrible disease. His started with a mole on his back, and he told me once you just don't believe your going to die that young. He was a college student and had no health insurance...He was a wonderful son...


  Visitor: Bill Kingsbury
Reference: Cancer Support Group recommendation
 Location: Houston, Texas
  WebSite: 
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  Contact: bkings@swbell.net
     Date: Thurs, Nov 10, 2005 at 18:46:49 (EST)

Comments: I am a Stage III metastatic Melanoma patient who also has Crohn's disease. Original Clark's 3 mole on back in 1998 with right axillary lymph node disection in 2003. Treated at MD Anderson, but Crohn's disease makes traditional therapies too risky. Heard about this site through the Men's Cancer Support Group in Houston and hope to learn more about potential treatments and connect with others that have cnacer along with another auto immune disease.


  Visitor: Kim Pruden
Reference: I subscribed to Mel-l a few years ago
 Location: New York
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: finch56@yahoo.com
     Date: Tuesday, Nov 08, 2005 at 15:52:23 (EST)

Comments: We lost our beautiful son to the beast on 10-28-05. He was originally diagnosed in 4-00 when a mole was taken off his back. He had wide excision & SNL biopsy with microscopic cancer cells in Sentinal node but in none other. He did 3 mos of Interferon & continued with scans and bloodwork every 6 mos. On 9-4-05 a cat scan showed 3 tumors in his lungs and a large mass in his adrenal gland. We took him to Univ of Pittsburgh to get him the best treatment and they started chemo & radiation. He suffered a great deal with the pain and chemo made him very ill but he kept fighting. They then found a large tumor in his pelvic bone that also caused him horrible pain. This disease spread so fast but I'm grateful for that. His pain is over now and he didn't have to suffer for months. If anyone would like to email me, please do. I pray they find more help for this disease. My heart is with all of you that suffer but please go to large hospitals that specialize in this disease immediately! It can make a difference.


  Visitor: raine
Reference: search
 Location: arizona
  WebSite: moonmaidenmedicine
 Web Info: Health in a Heartbeat
  Contact: moonmaid@moonmaidenmedicine.com
     Date: Sun, Oct 23, 2005 at 17:24:06 (EDT)

Comments: There are ways to improve the odds against cancer


  Visitor: Joyce Whaley
Reference: Skin Cancer Resources Directory
 Location: Clovis, CA
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: dwhaley@sbcglobal.net
     Date: Tuesday, Oct 11, 2005 at 13:37:32 (EDT)

Comments: I was diagnosed with melanoma .34mm on my right arm last week. I will be going in next week for more invasive removal. Just doing research at this point.


  Visitor: Rebecca
Reference: SEARCHING
 Location: ILLINOIS
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: dbarnard@shawneelink.net
     Date: Tuesday, Sep 20, 2005 at 21:50:51 (EDT)

Comments: My husband was diagnosed with MM two years ago primary site on his neck. skin colored mole came up on his neck. Two months passed from the initial appearance of the mole untill it was removed stage IIB ulcerated. one year later metas. to the lung,4 nodules he has been on chemo for 4 months, after 2 months of chemo two of the nodules shrunk 50% After 2 more months all 4 nodules grew. we are very disappointed but have not lost our FAITH in GOD.


  Visitor: Rebecca
Reference: 
 Location: Illinois
  WebSite: 
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  Contact: 
     Date: Tuesday, Sep 20, 2005 at 21:34:18 (EDT)

Comments: No comment at this time.....


  Visitor: Michael RICE
Reference: Google
 Location: Carlsbad California
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: mike.rice@goldenstatefence.com
     Date: Sat, Jul 09, 2005 at 16:36:21 (EDT)

Comments: I have just been diagnosed with Type IIIC Melanoma, (multiple nodes + ulcerated primary), and go under the knife on Thurs the 21st of Jun, looking for a little help here emotionally. Thanks.


  Visitor: ali kerr
Reference: looking on google
 Location: england
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: alisonkerr4@aol.co.uk
     Date: Sat, Jun 04, 2005 at 17:57:55 (EDT)

Comments: i need help - my husband died of melanoma march 8th this year. the doctors told us that the mole on his arm was a secondary tumour not the primary site - is this right? i desperately need help finding this out. Paul died with multiple tumours all over his body.


  Visitor: pascal
Reference: surfing
 Location: md
  WebSite: 
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  Contact: 
     Date: Tuesday, May 17, 2005 at 18:44:25 (EDT)

Comments: No comment at this time.....


  Visitor: ALICE ECKLEY
Reference: RESEARCH
 Location: PENNSYLVANIA 
  WebSite: 
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  Contact: ammeckley@peoplepc.com
     Date: Fri, May 06, 2005 at 11:23:17 (EDT)

Comments: MY OLDER DAUGHTER WAS DIAGNOSED WITH MELANOMA SEVERAL YEARS AGO AND SINCE HAS HAD SURGERY AND SEVERAL BIOPSIES. SHE IS ONLY 30 AND IS UNDER NO TREATMENT. SHE DOES HOWEVER KEEP AN ON EYE ON HER SKIN. I AM VERY CONCERNED AND HAVE WONDERED WHAT KIND OF FUTURE SHE WILL HAVE.


  Visitor: debra jones
Reference: web site
 Location: sacramento
  WebSite: 
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  Contact: debrajones9@msn.com
     Date: Tuesday, May 03, 2005 at 20:35:49 (EDT)

Comments: today I found out that I tested possitive for melanoma skin cancer. I'm worried and looking for information.


  Visitor: ciaffone
Reference: 
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     Date: Sat, Apr 23, 2005 at 16:10:45 (EDT)

Comments: No comment at this time.....


  Visitor: Heidi
Reference: search
 Location: florida
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: foxh@ahca.myflorida.com
     Date: Mon, Apr 11, 2005 at 13:06:54 (EDT)

Comments: No comment at this time.....


  Visitor: Janet Dickhout
Reference: saw on MPIP bulletin board
 Location: toronto, canada
  WebSite: 
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  Contact: jdickhout@sympatico.ca
     Date: Tuesday, Apr 05, 2005 at 23:46:56 (EDT)

Comments: so much to learn, so little time!


  Visitor: susan
Reference: google
 Location: Fairfax Virginia
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: sjk9212@cox.net
     Date: Fri, Feb 18, 2005 at 22:26:56 (EST)

Comments: Please help. I was diagnosed with melonoma on my back. After a wide deep incesion and removal of one lymph gland under my arm.The one lymph gland showded a trace amount of melanoma. The remaing glands were removed and they were found negative.I have been on Interferon Iv for the past twentie days and I'm due to start the shots next week. I have never been so sick in my life. Please let me know if anyone has had the same responce????


  Visitor: Malachi Tustison
Reference: 
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  Contact: 
     Date: Tuesday, Feb 08, 2005 at 11:20:19 (EST)

Comments: Hay grandpa how you doing give me a call love ya Malachi!


  Visitor: Aleandra
Reference: google research
 Location: US
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: aleandra2003@yahoo.com
     Date: Mon, Feb 07, 2005 at 14:05:17 (EST)

Comments: No comment at this time.....


  Visitor: stacy coltrin
Reference: 
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  Contact: stacycva@yahoo.com
     Date: Wed, Feb 02, 2005 at 10:30:34 (EST)

Comments: My mother-in-law had malignant melanoma. I'm concerned about the genetic implications concerning my children. How prevalent is melanoma in teenagers?


  Visitor: Katie Lisi  (Tustison)  Mike's little sister.
Reference: Pete Tustison  (my dad)
 Location: Wisconsin
  WebSite: NA
 Web Info: NA
  Contact: katiemom21@netzero.com
     Date: Sun, Jan 30, 2005 at 20:43:30 (EST)

Comments: No comment at this time.....


  Visitor: Bronwyn
Reference: 
 Location: 
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  Contact: bronwyn@peterkrolltiles.co.za
     Date: Tuesday, Jan 18, 2005 at 06:49:52 (EST)

Comments: I have stage 4 of this horrid thing!!! I live in South Africa and have been recieving care at the state hospital - the doctors there say I am not a candidate for chemo or radiation. I have had two ops to date am young and otherwise healthy. Going through the comments posted I see lots of reference to Inter.....chemo no doubt. My query to anyone who can respond is - why am I not on chemo? Surely it would help me? Please ask your doctors for me I will furnish more info if needed? Perhaps because I have metastatic desease the hospital thinks I am a goner in any case and not worth the treatment - I am not wealthy - health care here is super exclusive - can anyone recommend anything else - all correspondance is welcome. Stay strong. *Bronze***


  Visitor: Ernie Cornish
Reference: on line links
 Location: FL
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: Cornish2401@comcast.net
     Date: Tuesday, Jan 11, 2005 at 18:10:07 (EST)

Comments: My husband has melanoma and we are looking into teatment options. He just finished radiation and will start chemo in two weeks. I just hope that we are doing the est treatment program. Mike is 34 and I don't want to loose him. I love him so much.


  Visitor: tiffany autrey
Reference: a understanding of melanoma
 Location: c.a
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: tiffanya216@sbcglobal.net 
     Date: Sun, Jan 09, 2005 at 00:29:57 (EST)

Comments: I'm trying to understand what the dr's say my 1 year old son might have in one form or another


  Visitor: Amanda
Reference: surfing the internet
 Location: Australia
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: coastgirlao@hotmail.com
     Date: Thurs, Jan 06, 2005 at 08:45:14 (EST)

Comments: I don't know what exactly I'm looking for....basically it scares me that so many people have this cancer and how much people suffer from it. I have Stage IV Melanoma and are due to have a tumour in my lung and on my neck removed in a couple of weeks. I feel like I'm too young at 33 to have this but realise you don't get to choose. I didn't know whether to leave a message as to do this makes it more real and I'm already scared enough. I do however wish with all my heart that this was something nobody had to deal with...family, friends and whoever this is happening to personally. It is hard to look at your mortality while trying to be positive...as I say to my friends I'm doing this the only way I know how...you're not given a book on this and as each of us will have a different outcome so will we deal with this differently. My heart goes out to you and I hope for your life to become as normal and carefree as it once was.


  Visitor: ROBYN MILLER
Reference: RESEARCHED BLACK RIBBONS ON THE WEB
 Location: NEW TRIPOLI PA.
  WebSite: 
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  Contact: NEWTRIPOLI7@AOL.COM
     Date: Mon, Jan 03, 2005 at 12:32:32 (EST)

Comments: I HAVE MALIGNANT BLUE CELL NEVUS THAT IS EXTRAORDINARILY RARE, AND HAVE HAD NO LUCK FINDING OTHERS LIKE MYSELF. I HAVE TRIED TO ORDER BLACK RIBBONS AND BUTTONS TO DISPLAY, HOWEVER I HAVE HAD NO LUCK GETTING THROUGH PAYPAL?...COULD YOU HELP ME?


  Visitor: k. j. washburn
Reference: surfing
 Location: texas
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: annahaz107@earthlink.net
     Date: Mon, Dec 27, 2004 at 16:53:43 (EST)

Comments: diagnosed with melanoma stage 3. melanoma appeared on side of left knee cap. had surgery and lymph nodes removed from left leg. I will be starting interferon in Jan, 2005. Any suggestions. I am 2.5 years from retirement. Alot of worry. Diagnosed in Sept. of 2004. Infection set in delayed treatments. Any support or information. Thanks


  Visitor: Roger Carr
Reference: Google Search
 Location: Fredericksburg, VA
  WebSite: Sun Clothing, etc.
 Web Info: Sun Protective Clothing Store
  Contact: roger_c4@yahoo.com
     Date: Tuesday, Nov 16, 2004 at 17:51:34 (EST)

Comments: Thank you for getting the word out on preventing skin cancer.


  Visitor: Jo Stover
Reference: Surfing internet about Mellanoma
 Location: Oakman,Ala.
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: bjstover@tds.net
     Date: Fri, Nov 12, 2004 at 23:22:37 (EST)

Comments: I've enjoyed this site.My Daughter Donna has Melanoma.She has had seven surgeries.Sents she had that mole removed behind her right ear in Feb.of this year.All of her limpnodes has been removed.She is taking a shot leukine.She will be taking Radiation the first of Dec.


  Visitor: Jo Stover
Reference: 
 Location: Oakman,Ala.
  WebSite: 
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  Contact: bjstover@tds.net
     Date: Sun, Nov 07, 2004 at 14:47:56 (EST)

Comments: No comment at this time.....


  Visitor:  Liz Cratty
Reference: 
 Location: Eugene, Oregon
  WebSite: 
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  Contact: crattys@earthlink.net
     Date: Tuesday, Oct 26, 2004 at 12:01:36 (EDT)

Comments: This is a WONDERFUL website. Thanks so much, Pete. I am restlessly searching for more and more information since my diagnosis with Stage II and wide margin excision 16 months ago. I can't shake the feeling that the shadow continues to dwell within... The local Cancer Center sponsors a great meditation class that I've been attending.


  Visitor: Linda Talbott
Reference: MEL-L
 Location: Kansas City, MO
  WebSite: Prevention and Care of Melanoma
 Web Info: A patients guide to care of melanoma
  Contact: Linda@sunblitz.com
     Date: Fri, Oct 22, 2004 at 17:53:59 (EDT)

Comments: Pete, The site looks great! Nice job of gathering a world of helpful information.


  Visitor: Julie Farsetti
Reference: looking up Melanoma on the Internet
 Location: Louisville, KY
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: julanoma@yahoo.com
     Date: Fri, Oct 15, 2004 at 17:41:22 (EDT)

Comments: Great website! I was diagnosed with MM Feb 9, 2004 and have been battling it since. I had 3 surgeries (one to remove melanoma and 2 more to remove lymph nodes from my left side..neck and underarm) during Mar and am currently on Interferon injections til approx next Apr. It's a tough battle but I believe a positive attitude is powerful. So far all is going well, in terms of no reoccurence, and I hope it stays that way. Yes, it is hard to stay positive all the time but I keep trying!! Please email me anytime!! I could use some support friends (as well as be one). All our family (husbands and mine) live up in MI while we are in KY. My sister is in MN.


  Visitor: donnie & linda forbis
Reference: post from mpip
 Location: nc
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: dforbis3@carolina.rr.com
     Date: Sun, Sep 12, 2004 at 23:32:28 (EDT)

Comments: wonderful site.thank you donnie & linda


  Visitor: Kathi Hiltz
Reference: Daughter was dx with MM 2000
 Location: Nottingham, Maryland
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: hiltz@comcast.net
     Date: Sun, Sep 12, 2004 at 11:44:42 (EDT)

Comments: Great site with a lot of info. Prayers to all who are fighting the damn BEAST..I hate it.


  Visitor: Judy Wray
Reference: web search
 Location: Alabama
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: www.mpip.org/bb
  Contact: 
     Date: Sun, Sep 12, 2004 at 10:19:20 (EDT)

Comments: visit www.mpip.org/bb. for info and support


  Visitor: Beverly Harkleroad
Reference: internet site on melanoma
 Location: Pensacola Fl
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: islandvu@bellsouth.net
     Date: Thurs, Sep 02, 2004 at 20:43:30 (EDT)

Comments: I lost my beloved daughter, Jayne Dority on Jan.4, 2004 to melanoma. What a horrible disease. She left a husband and a 7 year old daughter, and a grieving mother, sister and brothers


  Visitor: HELEN MIRANDA
Reference: INTERNET
 Location: CO.
  WebSite: MELANOMA WARRIORS
 Web Info: 
  Contact: MIRANDAJ@COMCAST.NET
     Date: Tuesday, Aug 17, 2004 at 08:58:37 (EDT)

Comments: I NEED ALL THE HELP I CAN GET. MY BROTHER HAS HAD MELANOMA FOR 18 YEARS AND IS IN WHAT THEY CALL STAGE V HE WAS NOT SUPPOSED TO BE WITH US TWO YEARS AGO BUT HE IS STILL FIGHTING IT AND I DO NOT THINK HE HAS BEEN OFFERED ANY CHANCES LIKE I HAVE READ ABOUT AND I DO NOT KNOW WHY AFTER ALL HE HAS SERVIVED WHAT THE DOCTORS SAID HE WOULD NOT. HE HAS HOSPICE COMMING TO HIS HOUSE ONCE A WEEK AND THEY DO NOT SUGGEST ANYTHING ELSE THEY ARE JUST WAITING FOR HIM TO DIE. HE IS 62 AND HAS MANY REASONS FOR LIVING. THE ONLY TREATMENT HE HAS HAD WAS THEY TOOK ALL THE GLANDS OUT OF HIS NECK SOME YEARS BACK AND HALF OF A LUNG. HE HAD CHEMO 5 YEARS AGO AND HE WAS STILL WORKING AS A ROOFER. SINCE HE HAS BEATEN ALL OF THE ODDS SO FAR I DO NOT KNOW WHY HE IS NOT OFFERED A CLINICAL TRIAL. WOULD APPRECIATE ANY COMMENTS OR SUGGESTIONS AND MAY GOD BE WITH ALL OF YOU. HELEN MIRANDA


  Visitor: Debra Caran
Reference: surfing for info on melonoma
 Location: Florida
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: carandebra@aol.com
     Date: Fri, Jun 25, 2004 at 19:49:20 (EDT)

Comments: My father had a melonoma taken out 2 years ago. Now it has come back. It was found in one of his lymph nodes. We are just starting...with the oncologist. But we are all very scared. He is going to have an MRI of the brain and upper body and more lymph nodes taken out....


  Visitor: Benny Keil
Reference: search engine
 Location: TOLEDO
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: darkmoon_120aaa2msn.com
     Date: Sat, Jun 12, 2004 at 23:19:08 (EDT)

Comments: No comment at this time.....


  Visitor: Rebecca
Reference: looking at other melanoma sites
 Location: New Hampshire
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: d_and_b_brown@hotmail.com
     Date: Mon, May 31, 2004 at 18:32:17 (EDT)

Comments: A few weeks ago, my brother-in-law, also my ex-boyfriend, and very close friend died of melanoma at the age of 21, only one day younger than me. He was diagonosed 2 1/2 years ago when a mole on his back grew very quickly and he had it biopsied, it was in his left arm, then the right side of his back, and then numerous tumors throughout his lungs. He went through a surgery that removed the lymph system in his left arm, interferon treatments, a vaccine, prolueken treatments, and experimental chemo treatments, one day he woke up with a migraine, got some pain meds, went to sleep, and never woke up, he was rushed to the local hospital and after a scan found he had an aneurysm. He was rushed to Mass General, where another scan 2 hours later revealed extensive bleeding that went into his brain stem, as well as two tumors that had grown in the past 3 weeks since his last scan. He passed away early the next morning after we took him off the respirator, he went peacefully. This disease stole my friend and I don't think I will ever be over it, but I want to do whatever I can, through making people aware of it, as well as volunteering and raising money...any events in my area anyone knows about, please e-mail me...My thoughts are with everyone who is affected by this disease


  Visitor: Linda
Reference: search
 Location: Maryland
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: skypie@adelphia.net
     Date: Sun, Apr 25, 2004 at 18:12:57 (EDT)

Comments: I am a 47 year old mother of 4. I have been diagnosed with malignant melanoma. I am going to have a sentinel node biopsy done and surgery with a skin graft done in a couple of weeks. I am so scared. Any words of wisdom would be appreciated.


  Visitor: Lynn
Reference: 
 Location: Tennessee
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: spring_2001_37061@yahoo.com
     Date: Fri, Apr 23, 2004 at 15:51:13 (EDT)

Comments: My husband has stage 4 metastasis melanoma.We found out in Oct.2003.What should i expect,is there any cure?


  Visitor: Lynn
Reference: 
 Location: Tennessee
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: spring_2001_37061@yahoo.com
     Date: Fri, Apr 23, 2004 at 15:33:26 (EDT)

Comments: No comment at this time.....


  Visitor: Larry Brixey
Reference: Looked up Melanoma cancer patient funding
 Location: Ventura, California
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: brixeylarry@yahoo.com
     Date: Sat, Apr 17, 2004 at 17:15:35 (EDT)

Comments: Hello A very dear friend of our family has just been diagnosed with level 4 Melanoma Cancer Elizabeth Kuhn age 45 from Arkansas City, Kansas. Liz and her family do not have medical Insurance or the money to help pay for the treatments! Liz is a terrific mother of Molly who is 10, and a terrific wife to Mel Kuhn who is a Plumbing and heating contractor. Liz is a terrific lady and has helped her small community for many years, and I am now asking for the help of those who have experienced this terrible disease. Liz is only 45 years young and has done so much , for so many people in the past and that is why Im asking for donations to help with her treatments. The docator say's that Liz will be very sick until she beats this Melanoma Cancer. Please let me know if anyone can help the Kuhn Family, It would be very much appreciated. Thank you & God Bless


  Visitor: Dan
Reference: From Google
 Location: Washington
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: www.melanoma-cancer-cure.com
  Contact: 
     Date: Thurs, Mar 11, 2004 at 21:35:54 (EST)

Comments: GO READ ABOUT THIS !!!! http://www.melanoma-cancer-cure-com Claims to have made Melanoma Tumors Disappear in a matter of Days !!! Who Knows... when there's nothing else to try ... and no time... we got to try Anything !!! Right ?? God Bless !!! Dan


  Visitor: Dan
Reference: From Google
 Location: Washington
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: 
     Date: Thurs, Mar 11, 2004 at 21:29:50 (EST)

Comments: My Dad has Melanoma (age 62)... doctors are currently giving him Radiation treatment for tumors on his brain... and trying to give treatment for tumors in his lungs ... I have been looking for help ... I have found a good website that may help people ... www.melanoma-cancer-cure.com ... Go Read about it!!! It's not for Everyone ... but has NO claims to have no side effects ... but unbelievable results have been attained by people who have tried this product... Since this cancer is not curable... my Dad has No Time but 6 to 12 months to live... so it's Time to TRY Everything we can. God Bless!! Dan


  Visitor: Kim 
Reference: looking for metastatic melanoma sites
 Location: Newton,NH  USA
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: k_maille@yahoo.com
     Date: Fri, Mar 05, 2004 at 18:26:05 (EST)

Comments: My family just found out my father has 2 metastatic melanomas in his brain and it is unoperable so I am looking for any information I can find.


  Visitor: MGBADA JOE ABA NAIJA
Reference: FROM A FRIEND
 Location: ABA,NAIJA
  WebSite: http://NONE
 Web Info: NOTHING
  Contact: MGBADAJOE@ABA.COM
     Date: Wed, Feb 11, 2004 at 13:03:55 (EST)

Comments: I LOVE THIS PAGE. PLEASE, KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK.


  Visitor: George Wilson
Reference: www.siccode.com
 Location: Sea Girt, NJ
  WebSite: Worldwide Business Directory
 Web Info: 
  Contact: info@siccode.com
     Date: Wed, Feb 04, 2004 at 23:23:53 (EST)

Comments: I recently had a melanoma removed from my scalp near the neck area at NYU in NYC. Furtunately it was caught early and I will not need any more follow up as far as further treatment. I had a younger brother who had a melanoma in 1979 so it appears to run in my family. I was so careful yet I almost let it go because I could not see it. Please advise people to check their scalps or have their barber check for them. I was a lucky person.


  Visitor: Deborah
Reference: searching the web
 Location: Orlando, Florida
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: Debbiewardpac@aol.com
     Date: Mon, Feb 02, 2004 at 23:48:30 (EST)

Comments: I am a 38 year old mother of two and Emergency Room Physician Assistant and was diagnoses with MM in Sept. 2003. I had a Clark IV, Breslow thickness of 1.5 on my chest wall. I had surgery and SLM with no mets! I was diagnosed with a Melanoma In-situ on my leg in Nov. 2003, had wide excision.Watching closely for the next one...


  Visitor: Barb
Reference: 
 Location: Philadelphia
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: Tessiecat@msn.com
     Date: Thurs, Jan 29, 2004 at 08:19:40 (EST)

Comments: My dad has stage IV malignant melanoma, spread now to his lungs.Tried to get him to be more aggressive (docs have said he's got 6 months)but he keeps going back to one doc that says the tumors in his lungs are nothing to worry about, and he wants to believe him.I'm so sad.


  Visitor: Bill Witmer
Reference: 
 Location: Slue-Witmer Skin Imaging Centers
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: B.Witmer@Slue-Witmer.com
     Date: Fri, Jan 16, 2004 at 16:37:04 (EST)

Comments: Just wanted to let you know that I have left the University of Pennsylvania and opened a skin imaging business in the Philadelphia area concentrating on Total Body Photography. We are a division of Canfield Scientific, Inc (developers of the Dermagraphix software) using very high resolution digital imaging for our photography. Our office here in King serves the eastern PA, NJ and Delaware market and we have a satellite office at Johns Hopkins serving Maryland, DC and virginia. Our web site should be up in about 3-4 months.I'll let you know when we're up and perhaps we can link to one another. Thank you for helping the public be informed. Bill


  Visitor: Lisa Bremmerkamp
Reference: melanoma search online
 Location: Missouri
  WebSite: gbgarth
 Web Info: 
  Contact: gbgarth@hotmail
     Date: Wed, Jan 07, 2004 at 21:09:13 (EST)

Comments: My Dad has terminal melanoma. He is currently stage IV and has been told that no treatment will help him. He is doing his best to stay comfortable and happy until the end.


  Visitor: Debbie Borcherding
Reference: melanoma/google.com
 Location: Dublin, Ohio
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: luvs2shop022@aol.com
     Date: Sat, Jan 03, 2004 at 11:23:21 (EST)

Comments: My father, Richard Shreffler, died on Feb 13,2003 from metastatic melanoma. I just wanted to find a place where I could give some $ for research. My son is celebrating his 11th birthday on Jan 14th. In lieu of presents, we are asking that the guests bring a donation for melanoma research. Can you help us with a phone # or an address?


  Visitor: Richard kirk
Reference: google
 Location: San Di ego CA USA
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: rkirk@cox.net
     Date: Tuesday, Dec 16, 2003 at 16:48:50 (EST)

Comments: Have my secon round with melanoma in 18 months


  Visitor: David W. McGinnis
Reference: web search about Melanoma
 Location: Albuquerque, NM
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: mcginnisdw@msn.com
     Date: Fri, Nov 21, 2003 at 12:48:01 (EST)

Comments: I am 49 year old male, found out 11/19/03 that I have Melanoma.... having surgary next tuesday to try to remove it...


  Visitor: SHIRLEY MULLINS
Reference: JUST LOOKED UP
 Location: UK
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: 
     Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003 at 20:37:59 (EST)

Comments: MY MOTHER DIED FROM MESTATIC MELANOMA THIS MONTH FIGHTING THIS DESEASE FOR 4AND HALF YEARS THIS WAS A MOLE ON HER STOMACH NOT SUN RELATED PEOPLE SHOULD OPEN THEIR EYES THIS IS NOT JUST SUN RELATED AND WE HAVE LOST A MUCH LOVED MEMBER OF OUR FAMILY THORUGH IT


  Visitor: Dauhnna
Reference: a link
 Location: Texas
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: dauhnnakyle@aol.com
     Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2003 at 01:02:26 (EST)

Comments: I am looking for people who have gone through Melanoma treatment/ Interferon... I need support.


  Visitor: Tammy
Reference: 
 Location: Tennessee
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: tavia@twlakes.net
     Date: Sat, Oct 25, 2003 at 23:44:04 (EDT)

Comments: My husband was just diagnosed with metastatic melanoma of the lungs. No cure. Prognosis not good. His doctor recommended him to go to NIH in Bethasda, Maryland. I am trying to find out more information on the place and also, if anyone has been there. Or if anyone has been in a clinical trial for this type cancer. I would sincerly appreciate any information that I can receive. God Bless.


  Visitor: SP
Reference: Search Engine
 Location: Florida
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: srose1953@hotmail.com
     Date: Thurs, Oct 16, 2003 at 21:49:10 (EDT)

Comments: Great educational and informative site, easy to navigate, quick to load. Our 38 year old cousin was just diagnosed with Stage III melanoma. It started when he bumped a mole that has been on his back for years. The thing bled for 2 weeks and wouldn't heal. He went to the doctor for it, and next thing you know he's in surgery 10 hours, wound up with a 12X14 skin graft on the area (which isn't healing, by the way), and positive Sentinel lymph biopsy. He is to have further surgery to remove more lymph nodes in the area next week, and undoubtedly will start chemical treatment. PET scans are pending. He lives near Philadelphia, has a wife and 3 young sons. Pray for us!


  Visitor: Debbie Thompson
Reference: ask jeeves
 Location: Paul, Idaho
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: dthompson@sd331.k12.id.us
     Date: Wed, Oct 15, 2003 at 14:52:26 (EDT)

Comments: No comment at this time.....


  Visitor: teresa howell
Reference: websearch search
 Location: south carolina
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: nurse4doug4ever@aol.com
     Date: Mon, Oct 06, 2003 at 04:59:38 (EDT)

Comments: i was diagnosed with melanoma feb 4, 2003. i had the moh's surgery and thank god my cancer was not in the lymph nodes. however, what concerns me the most, i saw a doctor 3 years ago and was told that i did not have melanoma and this was even after a biopsy so what happened to the area in those 3 years i will never know. i just wish america was more educated in this area. i also hate the phrase oh melanoma is nothing but skin cancer i want to cry so bad. i want to scream and yell and tell everyone this is serious please don't react this way. i am cured now. i fear everyday the melanoma will return. i have seen with my own eyes what melanoma does to a person. i do not want to be like that person. thanks


  Visitor: carole ann perlino
Reference: looking for support groups
 Location: 
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: perlinoc@comcast.net
     Date: Thurs, Oct 02, 2003 at 21:05:18 (EDT)

Comments: MY SON DIED FROM MELANOMA IN 2001. HE WAS 29 YEARS YOUNG. THIS IS A TERRIFYING DISEASE. MY PRAYERS ARE WITH ANYONE WHO HOLDS THIS DIAGNOSIS.


  Visitor: Jessica 
Reference: skin cancer
 Location: Indiana
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: jlkpah_69@hotmail.com
     Date: Mon, Sep 22, 2003 at 09:56:58 (EDT)

Comments: No comment at this time.....


  Visitor: Debby
Reference: I was looking for the site
 Location: ohio
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: debeday2003@yahoo.com
     Date: Sun, Sep 21, 2003 at 17:03:39 (EDT)

Comments: I have had melanoma and bladder cancer


  Visitor: jeff
Reference: 
 Location: 
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: 
     Date: Sun, Sep 07, 2003 at 22:53:04 (EDT)

Comments: No comment at this time.....


  Visitor: Tim Hauth
Reference: 
 Location: Portland, OR
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: tjhauth@yahoo.com
     Date: Thurs, Sep 04, 2003 at 15:01:05 (EDT)

Comments: I recently completed a year of interferon treatment for stage 3 melanoma. I would like to hear from any other people out there in a simular situation. I feel great but I know I have to live with this thing lurking in the shadows. Also, there seems to be a lack of support gruops in my city for Melanoma. Any suggestions? I would appreciate any info. Thanks Tim Hauth


  Visitor: Robert Short
Reference: Link from another site
 Location: Phoenix, AZ
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: reshor86@msn.com
     Date: Wed, Sep 03, 2003 at 16:58:49 (EDT)

Comments: great site. a lot of good information. thank you.


  Visitor: Mary 
Reference: search 
 Location: michigan
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: littleredaunt@hotmail.com
     Date: Sun, Aug 31, 2003 at 00:46:30 (EDT)

Comments: Diagnosed with Melanoma 10 years ago shortly after my daughters birth.


  Visitor: Sylvia Tustison
Reference: Donna Gerry's
 Location: Tucson, Az
  WebSite: None
 Web Info: 
  Contact: none
     Date: Thurs, Aug 28, 2003 at 18:47:20 (EDT)

Comments: Good job, Pete!


  Visitor: Tamara
Reference: Google
 Location: Florida
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: TamaraD1@yahoo.com
     Date: Wed, Aug 13, 2003 at 12:26:09 (EDT)

Comments: ~My mom, stage4 melanoma..has been putting up a fight for 2 years~


  Visitor: Lou
Reference: Search Engine
 Location: San francisco
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: LBarbarell@aol.com
     Date: Mon, Aug 11, 2003 at 20:09:55 (EDT)

Comments: No comment at this time.....


  Visitor: Esther Cole 
Reference: Just checking out   the  web on Melanoma 
 Location: Pennsylvania 
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: tcole_pa@yahoo.com
     Date: Sun, Aug 03, 2003 at 22:48:20 (EDT)

Comments: Yes you can survive Melanoma, I am a survivor I had radical surgery in Oct. 96 and came back in Jun 97 it was on my vagina area and removal of my lympf nodes,in my legs at Tampa general hosp.They saved my life at this hospital. I'm very thankful. Esther Cole


  Visitor: d
Reference: 
 Location: 
  WebSite: 
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  Contact: d880640@hotmail.com
     Date: Wed, Jul 30, 2003 at 16:46:17 (EDT)

Comments: People healed of Cancer,Parkinson's Disease, Neurofibromatosis, Rare Blood Disease at: Baltimore Christian Faith Center 10308 Liberty Road Randallstown, Md 21133 (410) 655-3777 http://www.bcfc.org


  Visitor: Donna Wright
Reference: MSN
 Location: South Carolina
  WebSite: Mike's Page
 Web Info: 
  Contact: Zebralady@webtv.net
     Date: Mon, Jul 28, 2003 at 07:41:03 (EDT)

Comments: I know the value of having other's in similar situations with this nasty disease to talk to. Hopefully someone out there may have some suggestions as to where we may check to find help for my husband. He has been through so much already but we feel like he's reached a stumbling block for now b/c he's being turned down for assistance because of his blood type and the fact that he's been taking temador so isn't eligible for most of the newer clinical trials.


  Visitor: Brian Rush
Reference: Google
 Location: Wichita KS
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: rushdoggspam@cox.net
     Date: Sun, Jul 20, 2003 at 17:44:20 (EDT)

Comments: Go in for surgery Jul 29th, 2003. Just found out I have melanoma. Hope it hasn't spread, but we will see.


  Visitor: Morag
Reference: 
 Location: Fife Scotland
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: morag_duff@hotmail.com
     Date: Mon, Jul 07, 2003 at 17:03:09 (EDT)

Comments: It is now 4 years since my diagnosis and treatment I am one of the lucky ones, so far. I also heard the comment it's only skin cancer and I work in the nursing profession


  Visitor: Karen 
Reference: Mike's Page
 Location: B.C., Canada
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: karenarlene@shaw.ca
     Date: Sun, Jul 06, 2003 at 05:52:31 (EDT)

Comments: My husband is awaiting excision of a malignant mole from his stomach. The dermatologist assessed it with some kind of instrument in his office and determined it to be 4-6mm in depth. That's all we know at the moment. We are in our 30's and have 3 young children. I am quite concerned, but my husband seems to think I am overreacting and that everything will turn out fine. He has avoided looking over any of the literature yet, and is keeping as busy as possible I think to avoid doing so. I'm thinking this must be a dream. So now to spend the summer trying not to worry as I await his official dx after the surgery in Sept. Assuming the only course of attack at the moment is education. Any feedback or comments welcome! Thinking of all of you and what brave people you are. Karen


  Visitor: Melody Pendleton
Reference: by searching melanoma patients 
 Location: Mapleton, Utah
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: makettle12@netzero.com
     Date: Wed, Jul 02, 2003 at 00:00:25 (EDT)

Comments: Would like to find other people who have refused any medical treatment for their melanoma except maybe alternative and surgery.


  Visitor: Mary Alice
Reference: 
 Location: Pascagoula , MS
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: mbma5411@bellsouth.net
     Date: Thurs, Jun 26, 2003 at 18:26:57 (EDT)

Comments: I lost my first husband 21 years ago to melanoma. It was a long hard battle and a horrible death. My brother was diagnosed about 18 months ago and my 29 yr old daughter diagnosed this week. The Dr's are in the process of setting appts with surgeon now. I hate this disease. Thanks so much for trying to educate the public, cancer pts. and their families. God bless you!


  Visitor: LINDA RUMERY
Reference: 
 Location: colorado
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: RUMERYC21@AOLCOM
     Date: Thurs, Jun 05, 2003 at 06:23:27 (EDT)

Comments: No comment at this time.....


  Visitor: angie
Reference: just searching the web
 Location: chicago
  WebSite: do not have one
 Web Info: 
  Contact: angiebus@email.dom.edu
     Date: Mon, Jun 02, 2003 at 21:37:10 (EDT)

Comments: I have just been diagnosed with melanoma of the vagina. Am told this is very rare. They want to do very radical surgery removing my vagina, bladder and rectum...anyone hear of this...I am just devasted...should I seek a second opinion?


  Visitor: Cheryl Andrews
Reference: 
 Location: Houston, Texas 
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: Candrews@oxid.net
     Date: Mon, Jun 02, 2003 at 17:08:10 (EDT)

Comments: My Mother was diagnosed with Ocular Melenoma in 94 and passed away in 2002. This is a horrible disease but my Mother took it like a Champion. I had, and have so much admiration for her.. She was a wonderful and loving part of our lives. I pray a cure is found so others won't have to endure the pain and suffering that comes with this disease


  Visitor: Cheryl Andrews
Reference: 
 Location: Houston, Texas 
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: Candrews@oxid.net
     Date: Mon, Jun 02, 2003 at 17:02:49 (EDT)

Comments: No comment at this time.....


  Visitor: Lisa Hines
Reference: just surfing for information
 Location: North Carolina
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: lhines@landeng.com
     Date: Fri, May 16, 2003 at 16:27:25 (EDT)

Comments: My mother died of melanoma in 1990, it was a battle from hell but she handled it with dignity and grace. I just found out that my lawyer's husband has been told he had malanoma and it is in his brain he is in his late 30's. I know things are getting learned about malanoma eveyday I hope one day soon they will be able to have a cure for this terrible skin cancer.


  Visitor: dude
Reference: googling
 Location: uk
  WebSite: Hardwood Conservatories
 Web Info: Hardwood Conservatories
  Contact: submit@smileys.co.uk
     Date: Thurs, May 15, 2003 at 19:30:36 (EDT)

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  Visitor: EAW
Reference: 
 Location: Massachusetts
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: ewoolbert@aol.com
     Date: Thurs, May 15, 2003 at 10:40:12 (EDT)

Comments: My mother was diagnosed last Sep with Melanoma. She had surgery to remove the lesion along with her lymph nodes under her arm. She was on interfuron for 6 months until she displayed stroke-like symptoms and they immediately took her off therapy. Soon after stopping her therapy, she noticed a small spot on her forearm which turned out to be malignant. Then we found another lump on her back around the same area of her original site(they didn't biopsy this one but they told us that was also melanoma). We were told that her chances are slim, 1-3% chance of survival. The doctors ordered a brain scan for next week. We need to make a decision, do we treat her? Or do we just let her live without being treated and enjoy what time she does have left. Any suggestions?


  Visitor: GARY SUTTON
Reference: FROMA FRIEND
 Location: EAST MOLINE,ILL
  WebSite: GARYWS
 Web Info: 
  Contact: GARYWSUTTON@AOL.COM
     Date: Wed, May 07, 2003 at 14:25:11 (EDT)

Comments: I AM TRYING TO FIND ANYONE THAT HAS RECTAL MELANOMA OR ANY INFORMATION ON THIS TYPE OF CANCER


  Visitor: David Rowney
Reference: Google search
 Location: El Cerrito, California
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: daver@uclink.berkeley.edu
     Date: Wed, May 07, 2003 at 12:20:49 (EDT)

Comments: Mole found with melanoma on my neck in Mar 2003. Two surgeries in Apr/May 2003.


  Visitor: Amber Baxter
Reference: MSN Search Engine
 Location: Goodland, Kansas
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: 
     Date: Thurs, Apr 24, 2003 at 16:28:00 (EDT)

Comments: My mom was diagnosed with Malignant Melonma two years ago, after extensive treatment she is so far cancer free. Praise the lord! (long story short) I am collecting research for a college speech, hoping to change the ways of some of the young students there and came across your web page! I am sending the info to my mom who is constantly looking for other warriors to support. God bless you all.


  Visitor: m.hatton
Reference: 
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     Date: Mon, Apr 14, 2003 at 11:56:09 (EDT)

Comments: No comment at this time.....


  Visitor: Nicole Hardison
Reference: Search Engine
 Location: Woodbridge Virginia
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  Contact: mnful3@msn.com
     Date: Sun, Apr 13, 2003 at 17:26:13 (EDT)

Comments: My mom has been diagonsed with maligant melanoma. It has been placed at level 4 with 4.5 in depth. She is going through further tests no matter thoses outcome she will start treatment with infuron for 48 weeks. Everything I seem to read with her depth points to 5 years or less. I was wondering how true that is and if anyone has taken the infuron medicine and how the side effects were. Than my mom is a single mother all kids grown 55 years old. She can use someone to talk to that has or is going through the same. Can anyone help with that? Thank you for your time in reading this.


  Visitor: marty watkins jr
Reference: searched
 Location: long island,ny
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     Date: Fri, Apr 04, 2003 at 13:45:21 (EST)

Comments: does anyone know of a manufacture that makes clothes,hats, specifically for melanoma patients?


  Visitor: Mary Royan
Reference: 
 Location: Michigan
  WebSite: 
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  Contact: maryroyan@hotmail.com
     Date: Thurs, Mar 27, 2003 at 17:05:17 (EST)

Comments: My father was recently diagnosed with stage IV malignant melanoma. He had a lymph node removed and part of thumb which is supposed to be the original site. He talks to the doctors tomorrow about additional treatment. Has anyone tried the vaccine??


  Visitor: pugsly
Reference: web search
 Location: Phoenix, Arizona
  WebSite: 
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  Contact: pugsly@cox.net
     Date: Tuesday, Mar 25, 2003 at 10:24:28 (EST)

Comments: 43yr old male, reading the site, good information. Was diagnosed last week with Malignant Melanoma on the chest. The mole has grown to 3 sonometers/over 2 inches in length and 1.5 in width. No biopsy done due to size. Will be having wide tissue removal as well as sentinal node biopsy. Both specialist and surger are worried that it is deep and aggressive, yet I have nothing to Stage it with till surgery. All males in my family have died of this including my father 2yrs ago of melanoma of the forehead. I can't find information on recovery time from excisions etc, what the possibility of staging will be with a tumor the size I have. Very anxious. Anyone with information, please email. thanks


  Visitor: dessary rudy
Reference: looking up info for a project
 Location: califorina
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     Date: Sat, Mar 08, 2003 at 14:57:31 (EST)

Comments: I am researching melanoma for a school project. If anyone would like to give me info. I would realy appreciate it.


  Visitor: Brent McNamara
Reference: Referred by Ed Ruddick
 Location: New Jersey
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  Contact: brentmcnamara@comcast.net
     Date: Sun, Mar 02, 2003 at 21:14:36 (EST)

Comments: No comment at this time.....


  Visitor: Carol Lamb
Reference: 
 Location: Ontario, Canada
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  Contact: c.lamb@roger.com
     Date: Sat, Feb 22, 2003 at 15:40:55 (EST)

Comments: Level 4 Metastatic MM. Completed only five months of Interferon therepy (Should have been one year). Have been taken off it due to effect on liver. I have been told by two different Oncologists that clinical trials are not right for me - to sit back and wait!!! Any info/advice welcome. THANKS!


  Visitor: NICOLA BLAIKKIE
Reference: 
 Location: EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND
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  Contact: 
     Date: Wed, Feb 19, 2003 at 09:02:41 (EST)

Comments: I AM 21 YEARS OLD AND HAVE BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH A MELENOMA. ALTHOUGH THIS HAS BEEN REMOVED, ALONG WITH MY LYMPH NODES I CANNOT GET OVER THE FINAL FEAR THAT THIS WILL RETURN & NEXT TIME IT MAY BE TO LATE. WHEN ORIGINALLY DIAGNOSED I'D HAD CANCER FOR 18MTHS...IF I DIDN'T KNOW THEN HOW CAN I KNOW THAT I DON'T HAVE IT NOW??


  Visitor: Kate
Reference: surfed from MSN.com search
 Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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  Contact: katenate58@yahoo.com
     Date: Fri, Feb 07, 2003 at 13:39:09 (EST)

Comments: Jeez, I just was diagnosed with Melanoma in situ--supposedly early stages...but now I'm not so sure... Thanks for the information, I will search here futher! God bless us all! Kate Please keep it all in perspective...enjoy each moment!


  Visitor: rosemarie
Reference: by LUCK an GOD
 Location: claremore, oklahoma
  WebSite: don't have one
 Web Info: 
  Contact: Rose4838@aol.com
     Date: Sun, Jan 26, 2003 at 02:53:27 (EST)

Comments: Just trying to find peace,just found out about a good friend ,that lost the battle. i tried to help every way i could. she tried to get into the trial study i was in, but got booted out everytime. what i am in is not a trial study. IT IS A GREAT STEP TO CURE MELANOMA CANCER. THIS IS A STEP TOWARD FINDING A CURE, BUT THE BIG DRUG COMPANIES DO NOT WANT THIS, I WAS SUSPOSED TO BE DEAD 4 YEARS AGO. I WAS STAGE 4 MELANOMA, HAD IT TO TIMES, AND GOT RID OF IT BOTH TIMES. IF WE DON'T TAKE A STAND TO FIGHT FOR THE DRUG THAT HAS KEPT ME ALIVE FOR 5 YEARS, PASS THE TIME THEY SAID I HAD THREE TWO SIX MONTHS TO LIVE, AND NOT JUST ME . MANY OTHERS ARE ON THIS VACCINE TWO. IT IS THE BIG DRUG COMPANY'S THAT IS KEEPING THIS OUT OF ARE REACH OF OTHERS. IT HAS COME DOWN TO WHO IS GONNA MAKE THE BIGGEST MONEY IF WE LIVE. THE CURE HAS BEEN THERE FOR 20 YEARS, CAN YOU BELEIVE THAT? IT IS SO. ALL OF THIS HAS BEEN HIDDEN FROM THE ONE'S THAT REALY NEED IT. PLEASE TRY AND HELP ME IN THIS FIGHT TO GET THE DRUG OUT ON THE MARKET THAT CAN CURE MELANOMA CANCER, THE GOVERMENT IS THE ONE THAT NEEDS TO BE ADDRESSED, THEY HAVE KNOWN OF THIS CURE FOR ALONG TIME. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO E-MAIL ME AT ROSE4838AOL.COM GOD BLESS


  Visitor: Sandra Drach
Reference: search engine
 Location: Florida
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  Contact: sdroch@tampabay.rr.com
     Date: Tuesday, Jan 14, 2003 at 19:55:19 (EST)

Comments: I had level 2 melanoma removed from back 1.5 years ago and I still am confused/anxious about my future health. I often feel the need to read as much about malanoma as possible hoping maybe being informed will put me one step ahead of the game. Sandy


  Visitor: Kathleen
Reference: Mealnoma search     
 Location: Chambersburg, PA
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: leeny1223@ yahoo.com
     Date: Sun, Jan 12, 2003 at 10:33:41 (EST)

Comments: I was diagnosed with Malignant Melanoma eight years ago. I have never had a reaccurance, thank God. I was origionally told that prgnancy would increase my risk of reaccurance , but I can not find any information supporting that now. If you have heard any thing please e-mail me. Thanks so much.


  Visitor: michelle rhodes
Reference: random search on melanoma
 Location: butler, pa
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  Contact: shelly150@zoominternet.net
     Date: Sun, Dec 29, 2002 at 15:27:33 (EST)

Comments: thank you for this page, it is a real inspiration for me and i'm sure many others. I'm 23 years old and have melanoma twice and am going to have another wide tissue excision soon for dysplastic cells found in 3 different moles. thanks for all the information


  Visitor: olga
Reference: search
 Location: Illinois
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     Date: Sun, Dec 29, 2002 at 11:38:09 (EST)

Comments: My mom is diagnosted with milignant melonoma stage 4 and it spread to other parts; surgery is not the options. Doctor wants to start chemotherapy. She feels good for know, and I afraid about future. She is also diabetic and has serious heart condition.


  Visitor: olga
Reference: search
 Location: Illinois
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     Date: Sun, Dec 29, 2002 at 11:38:03 (EST)

Comments: My mom is diagnosted with milignant melonoma stage 4 and it spread to other parts; surgery is not the options. Doctor wants to start chemotherapy. She feels good for know, and I afraid about future. She is also diabetic and has serious heart condition.


  Visitor: Margaret Jennings Jeffrey
Reference: 
 Location: East Helena Montana
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  Contact: mJenningsjeffrey@state.mt.us
     Date: Thurs, Dec 26, 2002 at 13:12:26 (EST)

Comments: No comment at this time.....


  Visitor: Laurie Erb
Reference: 
 Location: New Jersey
  WebSite: 
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  Contact: erbs4@aol.com
     Date: Sun, Dec 22, 2002 at 13:18:51 (EST)

Comments: My husband just had surgery after a mole removed from his forearm was diagnosed as melanoma. the mole was only .32mm so we feel fortunate. The doctor said unfortunately there was a point of focal regression. Can anyone give us further information about this. Thank you.


  Visitor: Carrie
Reference: searching for info on ocular melanoma
 Location: Kentucky
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: tkisler@hopkinsville.net
     Date: Thurs, Dec 12, 2002 at 15:28:26 (EST)

Comments: Daughter, age 33, diagnosed during routine eye exam with small melanoma (pre-melanoma) on back of eye. Opthamologist recommended photographs (done) and return visit in 4 months. Since then I have been searching for info and current clinical trials, etc.


  Visitor: Jennie Robinson
Reference: web search
 Location: Phx Az
  WebSite: I don't have one
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  Contact: jamr96@msn.com
     Date: Wed, Dec 11, 2002 at 17:41:41 (EST)

Comments: My father was diagnosed in Jun of this year with cancer which at the time was an unknown type of cancer...the cancer was found in his lower rectum and colon area...he was given a colostomy and dr's said it looked good...during surgery they took several biopsy's of his lympnoids and 36 out of 39 had cacncer in them....he was told he had squamous cell carcinoma which affected and attacked his rectal and colon area... In Aug of this year he was given 6 months to a year to live.....Wow....what a blow and horrible thing we have had to deal with,,..Our family has never had to deal with anyone close or not who has had this deadly disease....I have searched the internet to find different things about this type of cancer and cannot..I would like to further read up on the different stages of this cancer....if anyone can help it would be greatly appreciated....Thank you and god bless all who is fighting to stay alive and beat this..... Jennie


  Visitor: Charles O. Grice
Reference: Melonoma research
 Location: Aiken, South Carolina
  WebSite: 
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  Contact: cog@atlantic.net
     Date: Sun, Nov 17, 2002 at 04:31:04 (EST)

Comments: I've been living this life of hell for twelve and one half years..told I had one year to live..have had 196 extractions, mostly dysplastic nevi (preliminary malignancy). .three have been melanomas and have entered the blood stream. I just turned 51 and am taking it one day at the time to see 52. God bless you all!


  Visitor: Pam
Reference: melanoma search
 Location: Clermont, Florida
  WebSite: 
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  Contact: surfkauai@msn.com
     Date: Sun, Oct 13, 2002 at 12:51:19 (EDT)

Comments: I have recently undergone surgery to remove tissue on the back of my thigh, and a lymph node in my groin. All biopsies came out clear! I have felt God's Peace with me throughout the ordeal. I don't know how people without faith undergo such ordeals. May God grant each of the melanoma patients who view this website his peace that goes with the sacrifice of His Son.


  Visitor: Linda Gorman
Reference: Mike's Page
 Location: PA
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  Contact: ruglady@comcast.net
     Date: Thurs, Oct 10, 2002 at 16:30:32 (EDT)

Comments: No comment at this time.....


  Visitor: Jim
Reference: 
 Location: Calif.
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  Contact: jimhealthy@aol.com
     Date: Tuesday, Oct 08, 2002 at 13:19:18 (EDT)

Comments: No comment at this time.....


  Visitor: ster
Reference: science progect
 Location: texas city, texas
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  Contact: 
     Date: Fri, Oct 04, 2002 at 19:21:07 (EDT)

Comments: Thank you for all the info.


  Visitor: Gloria Watts
Reference: looking for help and treatment
 Location: Columbia TN
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  Contact: watt7@msn.com
     Date: Sat, Sep 21, 2002 at 07:48:24 (EDT)

Comments: I am looking for help for my husband who is in a study at Vanderbilt Hospital for Malignant Melanoma. Surgery has been completed but study results are positive. I have been reading about the amazing power of enzymes and wonder if anyone else has tried this form of alternative treatment.


  Visitor: Linda Gates
Reference: Mel-L
 Location: Virginia Beach  VA
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  Contact: gates.co@juno.com
     Date: Fri, Sep 13, 2002 at 21:10:13 (EDT)

Comments: No comment at this time.....


  Visitor: Nancy Tenure
Reference: search
 Location: Long Island, NY
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: NATenure@aol.com
     Date: Tuesday, Sep 10, 2002 at 19:38:22 (EDT)

Comments: I had a large melanoma Stage 1 removed last Sept. 2001. I saw the eye doctor and was cleared. Should I be doing something more? Is the 6 month visit to the doctor enough? Is there some kind of scanner that can check your body? I am fair and have many freckles and am afraid the doctor will miss things by just visually checking.


  Visitor: Steve Owens
Reference: web serch
 Location: Milford Ohio
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: sowens@nielsenco.com
     Date: Tuesday, Aug 20, 2002 at 16:03:49 (EDT)

Comments: Just had surgery to remove mel from scalp. No node involvement and no follow up treatment recomended. Still scared. Your site should educate me so I can go on with life. Thanks.


  Visitor: Cathelean
Reference: Internet Search
 Location: Midwest, USA
  WebSite: 
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  Contact: antpheby@netexpress.net
     Date: Fri, Jul 19, 2002 at 03:30:36 (EDT)

Comments: Here it is 2:20am an I cannot sleep or think; can only pray. My Mama awaits a 2:oopm appointment today with her surgeon to discuss the pathological findings on 2 groin lymph nodes. She has/had a Stage IV Melanoma on her thigh - the tumor and the site has been excised twice in the past 18 days. I do not like reading the info I am locating on the internet - seemingly,it is not too promising. I am scared for her and for me, her daughter. Any response is welcomed.


  Visitor: Marco
Reference: other link
 Location: Texas
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  Contact: MarcoPArevalo@hotmail.com
     Date: Tuesday, Jul 09, 2002 at 13:34:22 (EDT)

Comments: Working for a long time in the medical field, I have learned that people freak out when they are told they have malignant melanoma or other type of cancer(with a good reason). An analogy would be like having a coral snake in your lap. You would want to remove it as soon as possible. I also know that scare patients make decisions that can cost them their life. Please visit texascancercenter.com if you have just been diagnosed with any type of cancer, It can save you overtreatment and give you better quality of life while fighting cancer .......good luck to those now in the trenches fighting cancer.


  Visitor: Joyce Jimenez
Reference: I was referred by Bill & Gerri Stood
 Location: Torrance/Los Angeles County/California
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: jjimenez@torrnet.com
     Date: Fri, Jul 05, 2002 at 16:53:51 (EDT)

Comments: I was diagnosed will Melanoma III in Jul 1999 - had surgery in Aug 1999 to remove all my lymph-nodes under my left arm and started on the CancerVax trials in Sep 1999. Going for yearly scans in August and saying my prayers that all will be fine still. I do get scared at times when something different happens to me - but I guess that is a good thing since it makes me check it out with my doctor. Thank you all for the information you've posted to help each other out.


  Visitor: Larry
Reference: 
 Location: Montana
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: dream_katcher99@hotmail.com
     Date: Sat, Jun 22, 2002 at 00:04:03 (EDT)

Comments: Looking for info and testimonies on something that works. I have done a lot of things, but the tumors keep coming back!! Stoped the Alopathy therapies and have been doing Holistic, but . . . ? Great site! Sad to read about the people who have sucumbed to this disease! All-ways hopeful . . . God Bless to all! Larry


  Visitor: Stephen Phillips DDS
Reference: Web surfing
 Location: San Diego area
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: sphill9@aol.com
     Date: Fri, Jun 21, 2002 at 08:26:44 (EDT)

Comments: My 50 year old brother in law was just discharged following a neck dissection--at least two large positive nodes. Original scalp lesion was only atypical melanocytes, not melanoma, but nodes are positive for melanoma eighteen months later. Radiation to follow, but I am looking at immunotherapy as a consideration. I, coincidentally, am awaiting a wider excision of a site on my lower back with a dx of atypical cells, the doctor left it up to me whether or not to do a wider excision, as his first surgery left little clear margin. With my brother-in-law's experience, I decided to go for it. I have been in touch with Dr. Weber's office at U.S.C., and hope to get my brother in law enrolled there is he qualifies. Thanks for the forum.


  Visitor: Sue Follman
Reference: google
 Location: Michigan
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: www.hymnsinger47@hotmail.com
     Date: Thurs, Jun 13, 2002 at 09:02:05 (EDT)

Comments: I was diagnosed with ocular melanoma-Jul of 1999. I had a medium size tumor. I had my left eye removed on July 22, 1999. Thank God, the cancer has not spread!! Three years(almost) a survivor!! I have not been dilegent about my 6 months checkups-this cancer usually spreads to the liver or lungs. Reading this website has urged me to call my doctor for my checkup! God Bless!


  Visitor: William Doebler M.D.
Reference: MSN Search
 Location: Holland, Michigan
  WebSite: Holland Community Hospital
 Web Info: 
  Contact: doeble@hoho.org
     Date: Thurs, Jun 06, 2002 at 17:29:53 (EDT)

Comments: No comment at this time.....


  Visitor: charles fuller
Reference: google
 Location: eugene oregon
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 Web Info: 
  Contact: chasfuller@msn.com
     Date: Tuesday, May 28, 2002 at 15:34:39 (EDT)

Comments: I am just beginning my research. To date all my information has come from by primary physician and I need to know more about melanoma.


  Visitor: Edna Hopkins
Reference: Web
 Location: Cheraw SC
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: ehhopkins@earthlink.net
     Date: Fri, May 24, 2002 at 23:37:29 (EDT)

Comments: I have a friend that had melanoma on his eyelid. They removed it surgically with two cuttings. They said that the last surgery shows no cells. He and his wife were told that they felt they had gotten it all. He was recommended to Duke; but he refuses to go.


  Visitor: Edna Hopkins
Reference: Web
 Location: Cheraw SC
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: ehhopkins@earthlink
     Date: Fri, May 24, 2002 at 23:35:56 (EDT)

Comments: I have a friend that had melanoma on his eyelid. They removed it surgically with two cuttings. They said that the last surgery shows no cells. He and his wife were told that they felt they had gotten it all. He was recommended to Duke; but he refuses to go.


  Visitor: doleta
Reference: surfed
 Location: Oklahoma
  WebSite: Fine-ly Affordable Wedding Photography
 Web Info: Wedding photographer
  Contact: doleta@mmcable.com
     Date: Sat, May 18, 2002 at 22:58:10 (EDT)

Comments: My wonderful husband of 31yrs has melanoma. I truly appreciate your site and will visit here often as I keep researching. Thank you, and God Bless! Doleta


  Visitor: Dawn Dallas
Reference: Search 
 Location: Michigan
  WebSite: 
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  Contact: sunshine1214_2000@yahoo.com
     Date: Sat, May 18, 2002 at 16:23:31 (EDT)

Comments: A very good friend of mine's daughter has just been diagnosed with melanoma, which was also found in her lymph nodes. She will have further surgery Jun 7 and begin Interferon treatments. I was looking to see what other information I could find.


  Visitor: Gwen Riccio
Reference: Looking for for info on melanoma by search
 Location: Florida, St Pete Beach area
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 Web Info: 
  Contact: pocahontas5@msn.com
     Date: Sat, May 11, 2002 at 12:24:28 (EDT)

Comments: Thank you for this information. I was just diagnosed may 10,2002 with early stages oh melanoma, mole on lower back. Surgery scheduled for tuesday May 14, 2002. Welcome your prayers. Gwen Riccio 63 year old female


  Visitor: Paul Smith
Reference: Searching for cancer.gov/clinical_trials
 Location: Kansas City MO.
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: paulsmith62@msn.com
     Date: Sat, May 04, 2002 at 22:46:37 (EDT)

Comments: Searching for my wife, she is in the hospital with Melanoma and I found an article in Reader's Digest May 2002 titled Just a Mole or Cancer? It talked about a vaccine that has shown promising results...


  Visitor: Doug Dobe
Reference: ask jeeves
 Location: Buffalo NY
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: vertetaco2@aol.com
     Date: Tuesday, Apr 23, 2002 at 10:17:59 (EDT)

Comments: I found out about my maligant melanoma four years ago. It was then I first discovered your page. It was very depressing. People would sign in and report back giving updates, sadly most died. I am one of the lucky ones. Timing and good Doctors have saved my life. I have had the surguries and lymphectomies and was lucky enough to be placed in a clinical trial. The c-Vax from the John Whayne Institute. I'll be starting my fifth year in about a month and all I can say is this stuff works. Five years ago melanoma was like a death sentance, but now I'm sure it can be beat. Thanks for this page,it's helping thousands of scared,uninformed people.


  Visitor: Jane Zint
Reference: google search
 Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: pleinj@netscape.com
     Date: Sat, Apr 20, 2002 at 22:59:49 (EDT)

Comments: In May,1998 I lost vision for one day in my left eye. I went to my opthomologist, and he said it was migraine. By that summer I was seeing what seemed like ceiling fan blades at the top of my vision. It came and went. I thought it was migraine. By Jun of 1999 noticed more vision distortion. on June 19th, 1999,I was diagnosed with oocular melanoma of medium size. Brachytherapy was used to shrink the tumor.I lost central vision in that eye. I went back for 6 month check ups to monitor the chance of it spreading. In Apr of this year with my 6 month regular check up they found three small metastes in my right lung. Ct scans, MRI, hepatic functions etc. are all still showing everything else clear. The first week of April they took out a small lobe of this lung to remove the tumors. I will be going to see if I am a candidate for a vaccine. Has anyone else had this melanoma vaccine? In the mean time, I am doing what I can,prayer, meditation, visualization, eating only organic foods rich in antioxidants, lots of supplements and some herbal. And if any Doctor tells me not to , to heck with them. I find the family members more frightened than I am. I also am suprised by the number of patients who don't mention anything about holistic methods and what they are trying to do on their own in this area. IT IS IMPORTANT!


  Visitor: Rebecca Mackay
Reference: I looked up Melanoma
 Location: Isle of Raasay Scotland
  WebSite: 
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  Contact: osgaig@lineone.net
     Date: Wed, Apr 17, 2002 at 15:58:00 (EDT)

Comments: I am so sorry that you lost your son: it seems against nature to loose our children.


  Visitor: Rebecca Mackay
Reference: I looked up Melanoma
 Location: Isle of Raasay Scoptland
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: osgaig@lineone.net
     Date: Wed, Apr 17, 2002 at 15:57:44 (EDT)

Comments: I am so sorry that you lost your son: it seems against nature to loose our children.


  Visitor: Ron Polenske
Reference: MSN search
 Location: Lodi, Ca.
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: allofus@softcom.net
     Date: Tuesday, Apr 16, 2002 at 04:15:33 (EDT)

Comments: My mother was diagnosed with MM last week and has already undergone 1 surgery with at least one more to go at the end of this month. She had 4 of 6 nodes removed which were active. I'm a realist and I do not have a good feeling about the outcome and am requesting that anyone with the inclination, please pray that she may come to find peace with God. Her name is Betty. Thanks and God bless.


  Visitor: Sandra Johnson
Reference: MSN Search
 Location: Portland, OR
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 Web Info: 
  Contact: sandyjohnson300@msn.com
     Date: Mon, Apr 15, 2002 at 21:19:54 (EDT)

Comments: Hi, My wonderful Husband Alan recently passed away, on Mar 22nd 2002, at the age of 49, from Malignant Melanoma. He was first diagnosed in Nov 2001 and fought a valiant battle but this cancer was just too aggressive. It all started with a mole that he had removed in Sept. 99. Unfortuanately, the cancer was not caught at that time, even though there was a biopsy, the lab was incorrectly read and the cancer was allowed to metastesize unchecked for over 2 years. He was wonderful husband and I miss him very much.


  Visitor: patrick myrick
Reference: web search
 Location: fla
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 Web Info: 
  Contact: pjmyr@earthlink.net
     Date: Wed, Apr 10, 2002 at 22:53:25 (EDT)

Comments: No comment at this time.....


  Visitor: Rebecca
Reference: melanoma research
 Location: Kansas
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: ro_vining@NCKCN.com
     Date: Mon, Apr 08, 2002 at 02:45:31 (EDT)

Comments: My husband had a stage I mole removed in 1995 and we were told not to worry. In Jan 2001 a tumor was removed from his small intestine and in Mar '01 several were found in his liver. He had every kind of the latest chemo and immunotherapy during the summer to no avail-- it just seemed to feed it! He did ok, though, till this Jan. when he began losing his appetite and weight rapidly. He was given 3-6 months. I can't find any info on liver metastasis, though we're told it's fairly common. Also no info on survival from this point on- are there none out there? Also surprised at the length of time from mole removal and first symptoms, but from your letters that seems common. Any info or help would be appreciated. He refuses further treatments , opting for quality of life instead. Wish it weren't either/or. It's comforting to hear from others going through the same thing.


  Visitor: Mike
Reference: found it
 Location: Eureka, CA
  WebSite: NATR Where Good Health Comes Natural
 Web Info: NATR Where Good Health Comes Natural
  Contact: natr@humboldt1.com
     Date: Sat, Apr 06, 2002 at 23:28:33 (EST)

Comments: We don't often link to other sites, but in this case.. we have to.. with honor..


  Visitor: nicole
Reference: 
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  Contact: 
     Date: Fri, Mar 29, 2002 at 13:16:53 (EST)

Comments: this is a great site and I really feel good about the research that is shown here


  Visitor: kathy thomson
Reference: search engine
 Location: michigan
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  Contact: batman362an362kat@netscape.net
     Date: Thurs, Mar 28, 2002 at 00:14:51 (EST)

Comments: i have just been diagnosed with mm. It took me two days befor i could say melanoma out load with out crying. Im a nurse you see, and I know the story. It's just a surprise and so hard to face. I see a surgon this Mon. I hope that the news will be good and that the cancer hasn't spread to the lymph nodes. but I have clarks levelII and a mm that is onlt 1/8 large and 1mm+ deep. they haven't done the surgery yet so no one is sure of anything except me and I'm scared to death. I haven't told my husband how bad mm is. I don't want to tell anyone, all it does is make them very sad. at least you people know what I am talking about. Thanks for listning.. Kat


  Visitor: doleta
Reference: heard from another forum (MPIP)
 Location: OK
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: Wedding photographer
  Contact: doleta@mmcable.com
     Date: Tuesday, Mar 26, 2002 at 09:06:34 (EST)

Comments: I was glad to find this site. I have the hummingbird pin, but it is so small that no one notices it. I like the badges better. My husband had 2 mms. One on scalp and one on back. He is a brave warrior and my hero. He is presently on high dose Interferon. Keep up the good work. A wonderful site.


  Visitor: Robin
Reference: Browser - MSN
 Location: Yakima, Washington
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: robinc@wileyhurst.com
     Date: Fri, Mar 22, 2002 at 19:47:40 (EST)

Comments: Newly diagnosed malignant nodular melanoma.


  Visitor: Carolyn Turpin
Reference: Surfing skin cancer sites
 Location: Palmdale, California
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  Contact: cturpin@saonet.ucla.edu
     Date: Mon, Mar 18, 2002 at 13:31:21 (EST)

Comments: No comment at this time.....


  Visitor: Tracy Rutherford
Reference: 
 Location: Canada
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: tracyr@dccnet.com
     Date: Thurs, Mar 14, 2002 at 20:25:31 (EST)

Comments: My husband has had 8 surgeries with malignant melanoma it started with a mole on the top of his head and since then has travelled to lymph nodes in neck, adrenalin gland, pancreas and bowel. Just going to start a treatment of interfuron.


  Visitor: Tracy Rutherford
Reference: 
 Location: Canada
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: tracyr@dccnet.com
     Date: Thurs, Mar 14, 2002 at 20:21:43 (EST)

Comments: very informative


  Visitor: Rose McGuire
Reference: Friend
 Location: Green Bay, Wi.
  WebSite: Wife with husband with malignat metastatic melanoma
 Web Info: 
  Contact: 
     Date: Wed, Mar 13, 2002 at 22:08:56 (EST)

Comments: In Dec my husband was sick with cold like symtoms. About one month later he had a x-ray of his chest found a mass in his right lung size of a BIG orange. Went to the surgens and thay took it out right away with no quietions. two or three days later thay said it was metastatic melanoma. From there Kevin my husband had many test. Found tumers in his head two. One was surgicly remover, the other had stereotactic radiosurgery/ Radiotherapy on it. It took about one hour. He was sick that night. they found three more tumers in the right side of his head Know he is going threw radiation for 10 day's. Today is Mar 13 he is done with the raiation. We went to Madion, The doctors there where very nice. the did not give us much HOPE! they said Kevin has Malignant Metastatic Melamoma. We came home had alot to think about. One thing no won can take you HOPE away, don't let anyone tell you differnt. My husband know is very tyerd and woryed so am eye. We are taking it ond day at a time. he is 39 with two son's


  Visitor: Rose McGuire
Reference: Friend
 Location: Green Bay, Wi.
  WebSite: Wife with husband with malignat metastatic melanoma
 Web Info: 
  Contact: 
     Date: Wed, Mar 13, 2002 at 22:06:05 (EST)

Comments: In Dec my husband was sick with cold like symtoms. About one month later he had a x-ray of his chest found a mass in his right lung size of a BIG orange. Went to the surgens and thay took it out right away with no quietions. two or three days later thay said it was metastatic melanoma. From there Kevin my husband had many test. Found tumers in his head two. One was surgicly remover, the other had stereotactic radiosurgery/ Radiotherapy on it. It took about one hour. He was sick that night. they found three more tumers in the right side of his head Know he is going threw radiation for 10 day's. Today is Mar 13 he is done with the raiation. We went to Madion, The doctors there where very nice. the did not give us much HOPE! they said Kevin has Malignant Metastatic Melamoma. We came home had alot to think about. One thing no won can take you HOPE away, don't let anyone tell you differnt. My husband know is very tyerd and woryed so am eye. We are taking it ond day at a time.


  Visitor: Kristina LeRoy
Reference: Looked up superficial spreading melanoma
 Location: Michigan
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: kjleroy@quixnet.net
     Date: Mon, Mar 04, 2002 at 18:57:39 (EST)

Comments: I'm scared, I just found out I have to go to the U of M clinic for more surgury, The first one didn't get it all :(


  Visitor: laurie
Reference: research
 Location: georgia, jasper
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: lauriesworld@msn.com
     Date: Sat, Mar 02, 2002 at 09:50:26 (EST)

Comments: Thank you Pete. Husband stage IV. 9 years ago at the birth of our daughter the nurse noticed a mole on my husband's foot. We had it removed, it was mel. They determined they removed it all and assured us we had nothing to worry about. Now 9 years later the mel has moved to his groan, lungs, stomach. He has been given 6-9 mths to live. We don't understand how this could of happen and gone undetected. Anyways, We would love to thank you for CZAR, He has meant so much to my daughter in helping her get through this difficult time. She is now a tigger fan. We have used him to give her an outlet for her pain. Anything from stuffed animals to books. I hope other parents rely on him for support. He has been a blessing. You have been a blessing to us even though you don't know us. We appreciate you during this trying time for all the efforts you have made to make our world a little easier to handle. It is so ironic how much your son looks like our daddy. He is 45 years old. We are not ready to lose him. Thanks.......laurie


  Visitor: laurie
Reference: surfing the web
 Location: georgia
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: lauriesworld@msn.com
     Date: Sat, Mar 02, 2002 at 08:53:56 (EST)

Comments: Found through Mike's Home Page. My husband recently diagnosed as stage iv mel. Trying to keep our heads up and move on.


  Visitor: chad tustison
Reference: looking up tustison on net
 Location: Madera, CA
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: ct54@email.byu.edu
     Date: Thurs, Feb 28, 2002 at 20:36:05 (EST)

Comments: great and informative site. i enjoy your links as well.


  Visitor: Emanuel Yakobson
Reference: trying to improve my Jewish Melanoma website
 Location: Israel
  WebSite: Jewish Melanoma 
 Web Info: inherited MM, genetics
  Contact: Emanuel.Yakobson@weizmann.ac.il
     Date: Tuesday, Feb 12, 2002 at 04:48:13 (EST)

Comments: Thank You for Your site!


  Visitor: Kristie
Reference: surfing for info
 Location: Alabama
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: pyadvise@uab.edu
     Date: Thurs, Feb 07, 2002 at 16:42:18 (EST)

Comments: Just diagnosed today. Have my follow-up appointment on Tuesday. I am a 33 yr old mother of two young boys and am a nervous wreck. My family is pretty supportive, but I have had a couple of friends say, Oh,it's just skin cancer, it's not like it's breast cancer or anyting. Maybe not, but the thought is still just as terrifying.


  Visitor: Maria Luisa Kenney
Reference: serching the web
 Location: Chile
  WebSite: none
 Web Info: 
  Contact: stemlui@aol.com
     Date: Thurs, Jan 24, 2002 at 07:38:15 (EST)

Comments: I have malignant metastatic melanoma to the groin, and I would like to find a chat room with people in the same situation. Thank you


  Visitor: Elizabeth Mejiano 
Reference: A Link
 Location: San Diego CA
  WebSite: Elizabeth's Page
 Web Info: Poems about the way I felt after finding out my father had melinoma cancer
  Contact: lytlebitt@yahoo.com
     Date: Wed, Jan 02, 2002 at 14:50:37 (EST)

Comments: Great site.


  Visitor: Joe Peabody
Reference: Google search
 Location: Payson, Utah
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: peabody@byu.edu
     Date: Fri, Dec 14, 2001 at 18:47:13 (EST)

Comments: I had a malignant melanoma mole removed from my back in 1995. I developed abdominal pain in 1999 with persistent constipation. I Lost 50 pounds in about 3 months. CT scans revealed a tumor the size of a grapefruit on my colon. Abdominal surgery resulted in the removal of the tumor and a one foot section of the small intestine. Also removed a lymph node the size of a lemon. Both were determined to be malignant. Doctors gave me a few months to live, maybe a little longer with biochemotherapy. Had two lymph nodes removed from my neck in Jan 2000, with one testing malignant. Went to MD Anderson in Houston (great place) for follow-up scans and treatment. Scans showed NO tumors! Doctor said I was not eligible for treatment. Glad to be turned down for something. Doctor recommended follow up scans and exams. Gave me 20% (max) chance of survival for next two years. Have had quarterly scans since then and all have come back NEGATIVE! (I am shouting for joy!) It has been two years since surgeries and I am still alive and feeling fine. My oncologist at Huntsman in Salt Lake has increased the time interval between scans, and has used language like, If the cancer ever does come back.... I thank God for every day that I live. I don't get overly excited about what I used to think were such terrible things that happen - even when my daughter totalled the family car (she was not injured). I am so blessed - I have not had to take any treatments or take even one pill. I know that my life has been preserved by a blessing from the Lord, and I acknowledge Him in this great healing. I am not sure how long He will sustain me, but I pray every day to remain here to be with my family. I think that the turning point for me was when I fully accepted the will of God, and felt the peace that came from not kicking against what He would have me experience in this life. I got to the point where I was more concerned for the feelings and the welfare of my wife and my children when I would die than for any temporary pain that I would have. This terrible disease may yet consume my body, but I am grateful for the blessing that I have had thus far in being allowed to remain here with my precious family.


  Visitor: laurie
Reference: msn
 Location: georgia, jasper
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: 
     Date: Sat, Dec 08, 2001 at 00:36:55 (EST)

Comments: thanks, husband diagnosed after clear from a 8 year old mole. It is now in his nodes. Scared for our family we will lose him. How can this happen ?


  Visitor: mohamoud barre
Reference: advertesment
 Location: uk
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: somalian chat line
  Contact: mohamomb@sbu.ac.uk
     Date: Fri, Oct 26, 2001 at 19:02:39 (EDT)

Comments: No comment at this time.....


  Visitor: M. B. MOHAMOUD
Reference: 
 Location: SOMALIA
  WebSite: WWW.BO1
 Web Info: 
  Contact: 
     Date: Thurs, Oct 25, 2001 at 10:23:15 (EDT)

Comments: No comment at this time.....


  Visitor: Lisa Holm
Reference: searching the internet for Ocular Melanoma info
 Location: 
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: Minniethekittie@aol.com
     Date: Tuesday, Oct 23, 2001 at 18:36:10 (EDT)

Comments: No comment at this time.....


  Visitor: Michelle Darnall
Reference: Micrsoft Internet Explorer
 Location: Michigan
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: Chelle17159@aol.com
     Date: Tuesday, Oct 23, 2001 at 10:02:20 (EDT)

Comments: My husband's brother has been diagnoised with melonoma. Him and his family are having financial problems with him going through therapy and I was wondering if you know any thing that can help them, for example gonernment help or anything along that line. My husband and I can only help so much without getting into financial trouble ourselves.


  Visitor: Renee
Reference: a link
 Location: 
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: swampedmomm@hotmailcom
     Date: Wed, Oct 17, 2001 at 00:06:49 (EDT)

Comments: No comment at this time.....


  Visitor: randy stringer
Reference: surfed
 Location: longview, tx
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: randy@slh.net
     Date: Mon, Oct 15, 2001 at 20:25:34 (EDT)

Comments: i'm helping my son do a research paper. i am touched and will think of y'all often. may God be with you.


  Visitor: zafer taşkın
Reference: internet
 Location: Turkey
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: zafertaskin@hotmail.com
     Date: Mon, Sep 24, 2001 at 17:07:05 (EDT)

Comments: it was a year ago that i knew about your beloved son, Mike, and your precious workings on making people's aware. You are good man, Mr.TUSTðSON.ð am prayer of Mike and may God be helper of you. Zafer TASKIN, care giver , a wife with MM. Ankara/Turkey


  Visitor: Gay Schweppe
Reference: browsing the internet 
 Location: San Antonio TX
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: 
     Date: Mon, Sep 17, 2001 at 21:58:50 (EDT)

Comments: My husband, Herb, died of melanoma cancer 09/19/2000..We were on the mel-l list for 2 1/2 years..I just wanted to see if you were still here...It is a hard road to travel but with good doctors and great support one does go on..My thoughts will always be with each of you..


  Visitor: Mary Patchell
Reference: search
 Location: North Caroina
  WebSite: 
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  Contact: merniebp@webtv.net
     Date: Sun, Sep 16, 2001 at 18:53:51 (EDT)

Comments: No comment at this time.....


  Visitor: amy
Reference: 
 Location: Minnesota
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: amy.midthus@goodinco.com
     Date: Mon, Sep 10, 2001 at 14:15:37 (EDT)

Comments: My died from melanoma on 1996. When he found out he had it, it was in the 3rd stage. It spread all over his body until it was to his brain. I was 19 years old when he passed away. This is a great website to learn about this cancer. I really watch my moles now.


  Visitor: Lynn Finney Haywood
Reference: Search engine to Mike's page
 Location: West Georgia
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: Finwood@bellsouth.net
     Date: Thurs, Sep 06, 2001 at 03:29:41 (EDT)

Comments: An approximately one and one half inch darkened area below my collarbone, in the middle of my chest was biopsied last week. The biopsied portion is, according to my Dr., a Lentigo, in situ - Level 1. Surgery to remove the lesion is scheduled for the day after tomorrow. I am terrified and and not as relieved as perhaps I should be about the purported stage. This area has been noticeable for at least 3-4 years but part of it became darker this summer. Any advice? Thank you for this exceptional website.


  Visitor: Susan Bates
Reference: cancercare.org/ACS
 Location: Chattanooga, TN
  WebSite: cancer care special section on melanoma
 Web Info: 
  Contact: grace4all@viafamily.com
     Date: Wed, Sep 05, 2001 at 18:30:33 (EDT)

Comments: My sister is battling with malignant melanoma which has metastasized to the brain and most recently to the right adrenal gland. She most recently received stereotactic radiosurgery and one round of whole brain radiation. I am interested in receiving info regarding similar cases, including your son's. Thank you.


  Visitor: Susan Bates
Reference: cancercare.org/ACS
 Location: Chattanooga, TN
  WebSite: cancer care special section on melanoma
 Web Info: 
  Contact: grace4all@viafamily.com
     Date: Wed, Sep 05, 2001 at 18:29:21 (EDT)

Comments: My sister is battling with malignant melanoma which has metastasized to the brain and most recently to the right adrenal gland. She most recently received stereotactic radiosurgery and one round of whole brain radiation. I am interested in receiving info regarding similar cases, including your son's. Thank you.


  Visitor: Pete
Reference: 
 Location: 
  WebSite: Mike's Page
 Web Info: melanoma support and resources
  Contact: ctustis@mwt.net
     Date: Thurs, Aug 30, 2001 at 02:36:54 (EDT)

Comments: Sorry for the inconvenience. The guestbook has been down,


  Visitor: donielle pressley
Reference: surfing the subject 
 Location: atlanta,ga
  WebSite: n/a
 Web Info: 
  Contact: the pressleys@mindspring.com
     Date: Mon, Sep 18, 2000 at 19:50:33 (EDT)

Comments: Feb 21st i was diagnosed with stageIV melanoma we went to our local cancer center and was told I had 3-6 months- problem- I was 8 months pregnant with my son. My husband and I could not accept my death sentence so we went for 2nd opinions. On February 29th i gave birth to my son by c-section (while in labor yet another doctor told my husband that I probally only had weeks since my tumor was ulcerated and bleeding,)Julian is beautiful and healthy! Thank you Jesus! So a week after his birth we were off to MDAnderson for a second opinion. Upon consultation they suggested a wide excision with sentinal node biopsy and to join the Sunbelt trial. I did. We also found out that the mole I had had removed 3 yrs ago (the path came back as congenital nevus)was not and was actually melignant melanoma stageII and had been left to grow for 3 yrs to know stageIV WOW! I never even expected melanoma Iwas told birth moles could return so I didn't even cosult my OB when I noticed the scar to turn brown, then black, then red and bleed,I truely thought it was the mole that had maybe a keloid below it and sionce things grow when your prego it would probally shrink later-NOT!The 1st path of my lymph nodes was negative the 2nd path was positive by P.C.R.(60% chance) so to be aggressive we went back to MDAnderson and had the rest of my lymph nodes removed followed by a month of daily(5 days a week)Interfuron. Now we're done with the treatments, been to Houston for the 3 month check-up and getting ready for the next 3 month check-up next week and feeling great.So far all is well. My family,church, and lil' one have truely kept me positve throughout this entire devasting ordeal,I've never been a sore sport,I believe that is 95% of the battle,mental health as well as physical. My prognosis has gone from weeks to months to now many years.Keep the faith and have strength in God.They're gonna beat this beast called Cancer.


  Visitor: Elizabeth
Reference: just surfed in
 Location: Vancouver, BC
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: 
     Date: Mon, Sep 18, 2000 at 17:00:26 (EDT)

Comments: My brother died of this awful disease in Jan. Thank God I know I'll meet him again in heaven one day.


  Visitor: carol
Reference: aol
 Location: New Jersey
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: 
     Date: Sat, Sep 16, 2000 at 16:25:20 (EDT)

Comments: My Mother died from this miserable cancer...thank you for this page.


  Visitor: Kristine 
Reference: keyword melanoma
 Location: California 
  WebSite: i do not have one
 Web Info: 
  Contact: tiggerlover4141@aol.com
     Date: Tuesday, Sep 12, 2000 at 11:27:25 (EDT)

Comments: thank you for doing this i know that you are going thou a hard time but you have to understand your love ones are not in pain no longer i am very sorry for your loss


  Visitor: Kristine 
Reference: keyword melanoma
 Location: California 
  WebSite: i do not have one
 Web Info: 
  Contact: tiggerlover4141@aol.com
     Date: Tuesday, Sep 12, 2000 at 11:27:23 (EDT)

Comments: thank you for doing this i know that you are going thou a hard time but you have to understand your love ones are not in pain no longer i am very sorry for your loss


  Visitor: Jerry
Reference: Looking for Melanoma info
 Location: So. California
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: jerrykrie@earthlink.net
     Date: Thurs, Sep 07, 2000 at 22:24:17 (EDT)

Comments: I was diagnosed in late Jul with Stage 4. Luckily both of my mels are subcutaneous and not on any organ. Going for a PET scan next week. Then will start treatment, I hope, at John Wayne. Thanks for providing this great page and the great List group. Jerry


  Visitor: Bill 
Reference: Search engine link
 Location: maryland
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: WOLong@aol.com
     Date: Fri, Sep 01, 2000 at 14:06:15 (EDT)

Comments: Greetings to all. My lovely wife, age 54, had wide local excision surgery 3-1/2 yrs ago to remove a melanoma on her chest. It was caught early and we thought she was cured, but, during routine followup exam, her doctor found a swollen lymph node (left axillary). Sentinel lymph node biopsy was positive, and it and surrounding lymph nodes were removed. Surrounding nodes were found negative. Oncolygist is recommending GM-CSF (granulocyte microphage - colony stimulating factor) treatment which has less side effects than Interferon. We're looking for advice, suggestions. Would like to chat with others in same boat. (WOLong@aol.com)


  Visitor: Laurie
Reference: Serching for Melanoma
 Location: Georgia
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: laurie@ga.prestige.net
     Date: Thurs, Aug 31, 2000 at 17:38:20 (EDT)

Comments: My dad was diagnosed with Melanoma in 1994 5 years later it came back in his liver and he passed away Febuary 5, 1999. The doctor told him the 1st time that it was gone and not to worry about it that it wouldnt come back because they got it all. So when he got sick it hit him hard he was dignosed again on Jan 22 and died 14 days later. That shows you always get a 2nd opinion. I'm so sorry about your loss I know how hard it is I miss my daddy more every day. God bless you.


  Visitor: Linda Shull
Reference: searching melanoma info
 Location: Charlotte NC
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: lshull@worldnet.att.net
     Date: Mon, Aug 28, 2000 at 22:05:13 (EDT)

Comments: Thanks for helpful info. Just learned of melanoma diagnosis today--husband.


  Visitor: Jack Schuster
Reference: From Mel-L, where I lurk regularly
 Location: South Bend, IN
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: jschuster@indtrust.com
     Date: Sat, Aug 26, 2000 at 18:41:29 (EDT)

Comments: I was diagnosed 12/99, micriscopic met in one sentinel node, others clear, Stage III, currently NED and participating in the JWCI Phase III CancerVax trial through Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis.


  Visitor: Mike Mulanax
Reference: WebFerret
 Location: Cleveland, Ohio
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: MikeyM41@AOL.COM
     Date: Fri, Aug 18, 2000 at 00:21:01 (EDT)

Comments: No comment at this time.....


  Visitor: Julie Sharp
Reference: looking for information
 Location: australia
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: sharpy1@one.net .au
     Date: Thurs, Aug 17, 2000 at 19:31:28 (EDT)

Comments: I have been fighting this disease for 23 years. First diagnosed at 15 was clear for 19 years then it returned to haunt me again. have been fighting it ever since.and will continue to fight. good luck to you all.


  Visitor: Bev M.
Reference: Went to AltaVista to search for PET Scan, and this page showed up as one site.
 Location: IL
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: 
     Date: Tuesday, Aug 08, 2000 at 20:59:41 (EDT)

Comments: When I saw Mike's picture and realized that he had died from melanoma, I cried... and haven't stopped yet. I too have melanoma (lymph nodes and lungs) and go this week for a CT Scan to see what's going on inside of me. God bless Michael for all he had to go through.


  Visitor: jerry
Reference: 
 Location: california
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: semijerry@aol.com
     Date: Sun, Jul 30, 2000 at 14:25:48 (EDT)

Comments: Has anyone else out there had mm internally which they couldnt locate the primary site? was orig. found in the left lung.Spread to the intestine and colon. Went through research program with mega doses of cisplatin,interluken#2 interfuron#2 and tramoxifin. Im back to work it will be a year now finished the treatments 15 months ago. Still hanging in there!


  Visitor: Briana Fowler
Reference: Mikes page
 Location: New York
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: briflow@yahoo.com
     Date: Thurs, Jul 27, 2000 at 15:15:09 (EDT)

Comments: My brother was recently diagnosed with melanoma and it has been very difficult. I know we are just beginning our battle and we are all very scared for him. He is only 21 years old with a 1 year old child.


  Visitor: Briana Fowler
Reference: Mikes page
 Location: New York
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: briflow@yahoo.com
     Date: Thurs, Jul 27, 2000 at 15:13:29 (EDT)

Comments: My brother was recently diagnosed with melanoma and it has been very difficult. I know we are just beginning our battle and we are all very scared for him. He is only 21 years old with a 1 year old child.


  Visitor: Stuart M. Blank
Reference: brousing
 Location: Santa Rosa, CA.
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: Stu@stublank.com
  Contact: zoomadoo@aol.com
     Date: Wed, Jul 26, 2000 at 15:47:58 (EDT)

Comments: I have stage IV metastatic melanoma. it has spread from my lymph node to my lungs.. I am scared and saddened. I don't know the coarse of God, but I do have faith. My wife and 4 children are also in a state of shock. We are all going to do the best we can. I know I am loved and supported. I pray for anyone else out there who is as confused as I.. in peace


  Visitor: Christine
Reference: surfed on
 Location: California
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: 
     Date: Wed, Jul 19, 2000 at 09:48:15 (EDT)

Comments: AWESEOME PAGE, I ENJOYED READING ABOUT SKIN CACER AND WILL THINK ABOUT MY OWN HEALH IN THE SU


  Visitor: Katherine Nunley
Reference: friend from JWCI
 Location: Santa Fe
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: winky7@artworksamerica.com
     Date: Fri, Jul 14, 2000 at 18:10:21 (EDT)

Comments: Just coming out of surgery and want to say hello to all and to say my prayers are with you and your family. Keep joy and peace in your spirit! Take special care!


  Visitor: Claudia Hirawat
Reference: search in melanoma
 Location: NY
  WebSite: na
 Web Info: 
  Contact: 
     Date: Fri, Jul 14, 2000 at 09:45:59 (EDT)

Comments: Thank you for creating this site, I am sorry for your loss but very thankful that you were strong to try to extract something positive from something so tragic.


  Visitor: Vicki
Reference: dropped by to say hi
 Location: Sonoma, Ca
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: vickilane@juno.com
     Date: Thurs, Jun 22, 2000 at 20:58:58 (EDT)

Comments: Was on Mel-L list for a year. Signed off. Been fighting MM for 4 years. Wish all the best to my fellow warriors. Don't give up.


  Visitor: Gillian Palaontas
Reference: searching for info on melanoma
 Location: UK
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: D.Palaontas@btinternet.co.uk
     Date: Sun, Jun 18, 2000 at 13:10:50 (EDT)

Comments: It is just comforting to know that I am not alone in the world. Have Ocular Melanoma. Treatment has so far been successful. I now just pray.


  Visitor: John Bladl
Reference: I had my daughter visit your site for me on her computer
 Location: Richland Center, Wisconsin
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: 
     Date: Fri, Jun 16, 2000 at 11:19:15 (EDT)

Comments: Hi, from the Pool Man


  Visitor: cmc
Reference: researching
 Location: midwest
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: 
     Date: Mon, Jun 12, 2000 at 01:19:04 (EDT)

Comments: I was diagnosed with level 1 melanoma 2 yrs ago & had it taken care of-It is a horrific disease that very few people understand-I will continue to see my doctors to make sure I am okay-I hope & pray that I am never diagnosed with melanoma again


  Visitor: Jami
Reference: Searching for Melanoma Cancer
 Location: Illinois
  WebSite: Simply Marilyn
 Web Info: About Marilyn Monroe
  Contact: simplymarilyn@hotmail.com
     Date: Sun, Jun 11, 2000 at 19:37:14 (EDT)

Comments: I am glad I found your site. It gave me lots of information and helped me to better understand my Aunt's death. Thank you for making a site that helps to raise awareness for this terrible disease.


  Visitor: Robert  Almgren
Reference: Google
 Location: Seattle,Wash.
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: r_almgren@hotmail.com
     Date: Sun, Jun 11, 2000 at 14:02:01 (EDT)

Comments: Melanoma diagosed 2 years ago.


  Visitor: CC Johnson
Reference: Surfing Melanoma support groups.
 Location: San Diego, CA
  WebSite: N/A
 Web Info: N/A
  Contact: ccj@nosc.mil
     Date: Fri, Jun 09, 2000 at 18:34:07 (EDT)

Comments: I am a 51 yr old male who was diagnosed with MM last Thanksgiving on a relatively new mole beneath my right eye. Had it removed by a plastic surgeon. During a recent quarterly exam another mole was removed from my back-it turned out to be atypical so they went back and dug a little more for good measure. Three weeks ago I had two more unusual skin growths removed [one on left pectoral & one on rt shoulder]; they turned out to be basal cell so tomorrow I'm off again to have those two areas excavated a little more. I have a question: Is this how the rest of my life is going to be? Constant scrapings, cuttings and mini surgeries? I realize that the 'damage' was done to my skin already but is there ever a cessation if a person totally changes their lifestyle and spirituality? I hope so because I have become as educated as I can on skin cancer and I have been deepening my spirituality and avoiding the Sun as much as possible, which is no easy task in Southern California. Interesting twist of fate- I used to love the Sun because I had really dry skin and warm climates helped. Now I bathe in SPF30 and avoid midday excursions. God bless you all and thank you for maintaining this site. I totally agree with so many who have written in about Positive thinking and Positive attitude.


  Visitor: Tim Lowe
Reference: Brother recommended the site
 Location: Anchorage, Alaska
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: TimothyLowe007@netscape.net
     Date: Tuesday, Jun 06, 2000 at 02:37:23 (EDT)

Comments: No comment at this time.....


  Visitor: B.J. Yewens
Reference: search
 Location: Houston, TX
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: yewens@pdq.net
     Date: Mon, Jun 05, 2000 at 17:43:41 (EDT)

Comments: I had a MM ten years ago, followed by wide incision. Currently clear. My husband, Harry, had a MM in Jun, 99. Wide incision. Lost my Dad to MM, Dec 26, 1999. Harry has another MM, wide incision scheduled for June 16, 00. I am researching for clusters of MM. We live one mile from Nalco/Exxon and have been exposed (unknown to us) to many chemicals that are skin and sense toxicants. Please let me know if you or anyone you know live near a paper, chemical or oil refinery. If you don't know; check www.scorecard. Thank you.


  Visitor: Barb S
Reference: Yahoo
 Location: Lexington TN
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: 
     Date: Thurs, Jun 01, 2000 at 16:50:47 (EDT)

Comments: My daughter died of melanoma 7/26/95 at the age of 22----3 years after the original diagnosis. This website contains a lot of information that was not available to us then. I continually search for current information on melanoma because I have 2 other daughters aged 21 and 23 and I can't bear the thought of losing one more child to this terrible cancer. Thank you for the time and effort you put into this website.


  Visitor: Debi D. Vincenzo
Reference: From My Yahoo Home Page
 Location: Illinois
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: dbc727@stans.net
     Date: Thurs, Jun 01, 2000 at 15:14:53 (EDT)

Comments: I was diagnosed with Melanoma of the lower leg in 1999. 3.1 mm deep. So far after extensive surgery of the leg and the groin( for lymph nodes) and a skin graft to repair the leg I am Melanoma free! About 1 year now, Actually it will be 1 year on Jul 8,2000. Please please tell anyone and everyone about wearing sunscreen! Pass it on to all those Mom's that don't worry about their children in the sun because they don't burn it doesn't matter! I tanned quite easily all my life and really never burned! I got melanoma and it could have cost me my life instead of the price of a bottle of sunscreen.


  Visitor: William Kraybill MD
Reference: Searching WEB for Melanoma Information
 Location: Buffalo, NY 14263
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: William.Kraybill@RoswellPark.Org
     Date: Mon, May 29, 2000 at 09:26:12 (EDT)

Comments: I am Chief of Melanoma/Sarcoma at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. I am impressed with what I have seen of this.


  Visitor: Pegi Ehgartner  RN
Reference: INSTUCTIONS FROM DEB
 Location: ALTOONA
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: DEHGARTNER@AOL.COM
     Date: Sun, May 28, 2000 at 09:46:06 (EDT)

Comments: I'.M A NURSE DX.WITH REED-STERNBERG CELL,GIGANTIC,ATYPICAL,TUMOR CELL MORPHOLOGY,UNIQUE AND OF UNCERTAIN LINEAGE,LEFT ABDOMENAL EFFUSION TO PERITINEUM STAGE 111/2 DISEASE OF ABDOMEN/PELVIS.THIS IS COMPLICATED BY LYMPHADENOPATHY VS SARCOIDOSIS.I HAVE HAD 26 MELANOMA'S REMOVED FROM MY FACE WITH 3 POSITIVE LYMPHS.I HAD RECONSTUCTIVE THEREAPY OF MY ABDOMAN AND GENITALS DUE TO THE TISSUE DESTRUCTION.AND NOW THIS HODGKINS HAS APPEARED.THOUGHOUT THIS,, DUE TO THE TRANSPLANT I HAVE BECOME DIABETIC AND HYPERTENSIVE........I WAS WANDERING IF ANYONE ELSE IS HAVING SIMILUR PROBLEMS...DEBBIE,ANOTHER NURSE I WORK WITH ENCOURAGED ME TO TALK ABOOUT IT.I HAVE ALREADY RECEIVED INTERFERON,DTIC AND MYTOMYCIN,THEY ARE NOW RECOMMENDING MOPP,SURGERY AND RADIATION.THIS WILL BE MY 32 OPERATION.I HAVE GREAT FAITH IN THE LORD AND I WORK EVERYDAY UNTIL I'M TIRED..........THANK YOU DEB.


  Visitor: Patrick Dana
Reference: iwas researching this topic
 Location: 
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: IceThug22@hotmail.com
     Date: Thurs, May 25, 2000 at 14:26:20 (EDT)

Comments: my father just recently had some skin removed on his forhead and my uncle died from Melanoma. I am researching this topic for a my 8th grade report.


  Visitor: Scott L. Campbell
Reference: 
 Location: Anchorage, Alaska
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: marscott@gci.net
     Date: Sat, May 20, 2000 at 01:19:39 (EDT)

Comments: POSITIVE ATTITUDE is the key!!!!! I was diagnosed in Dec. 1980 w/ metastatic malignant melanoma. I did a year and a half of chemo, ten days of intense radiation, and a year and a half of immunotherapy. I have been CA-free since the original diagnosis. I go to M. D. Anderson Hospital in Houston, TX once a year for a checkup. I got back to my wife and four boys two weeks ago with a clean bill of health. The only thing my Dr. warned me about was that if I have any more children, they will be born NAKED due to the Chemo. The main advice I would give to anyone facing CA is to keep a positive attitude, do everything you can to fight it, PRAY, and relax.


  Visitor: Alistair Seifert
Reference: 
 Location: N.Ireland
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: alistairseifert@hotmail.com
     Date: Tuesday, May 16, 2000 at 21:23:38 (EDT)

Comments: Diagnosed MM recently. 2mm depth ,wide excision yesterday. Great website-thinking of you all!


  Visitor: Dena Warthen
Reference: search
 Location: Texas
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: dena@azone.com
     Date: Sun, May 14, 2000 at 18:51:30 (EDT)

Comments: Recently diagnosed with melanoma.


  Visitor: Barbara  A Smith 
Reference: your info on MEL-L LIST
 Location: Skagit County Washington
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: smithsatsauk@juno.com
     Date: Tuesday, May 09, 2000 at 21:25:45 (EDT)

Comments: Thank you for the body mapper and all of the info. I made copies of the body mapper for me as well as for my Pastor, since he has had lesions removed as well. Thank you for allowing the Lord to use you to help and encourage others. ( 2 Corinthians 1: 4 - 5) To our God be the glory as we serve Him, Barbara


  Visitor: Barbara  A Smith 
Reference: your info on MEL-L LIST
 Location: 
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: 
     Date: Tuesday, May 09, 2000 at 21:16:58 (EDT)

Comments: No comment at this time.....


  Visitor: Amanda Humphrey
Reference: Doing melanoma research
 Location: Florence, Indiana
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: 
     Date: Tuesday, May 09, 2000 at 02:13:11 (EDT)

Comments: I would just like to say Hang in there to anyone fighting cancer. Remember to keep your spirits up in this time of crisis. Laughter really is the best medicine!


  Visitor: Amanda Humphrey
Reference: Doing melanoma research
 Location: Vevay, Indiana
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: 
     Date: Tuesday, May 09, 2000 at 02:11:56 (EDT)

Comments: I would just like to say Hang in there to anyone fighting cancer. Remember to keep your spirits up in this time of crisis. Laughter really is the best medicine!


  Visitor: Lynn
Reference: Prior Visit
 Location: Cleveland
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: Lynncjohnson@hotmail.com
     Date: Wed, May 03, 2000 at 15:14:47 (EDT)

Comments: My dad diligently fought and died of the beast on Mon, Mar 13, 2000. What a terrible cancer. This is my first visit back. I send my prayers to all who fight this awful cancer. Pray for a cure!


  Visitor: Tinkerhillady
Reference: My sister Connie
 Location: CT
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: Tinkerhillady
     Date: Sun, Apr 30, 2000 at 21:42:26 (EDT)

Comments: My heart and soul goes out to all of you that have had a love one die or those who are struggling with this horrible disease. My son, Garrett, died Jun 14,1992 and as my sister had stated I am still grieving. My prayers are there for those that have reqested them.


  Visitor: Limmer
Reference: melanoma
 Location: Texas
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: limmer@viptx.net
     Date: Thurs, Apr 27, 2000 at 20:53:57 (EDT)

Comments: Can hardly type! Diagnosed today with stage II melanoma. Went because of a bleeding mole in another area. No big deal there, not even a mole. Asked Dr. to look at the other area and WHAM. . .before I knew it we were taking a biopsy. Have to have surgery and am a bit nervous. I was hoping for a little support from home (I have a loving husband) but he said he's not sure he can come for surgery because of work!!! Have been on the internet all day and this is, by far, the most informative, down to earth site I've found yet. Thank you so much. Now I'm back to reading the rest of this site. Good luck and God bless all of us, Vicki


  Visitor: Limmer
Reference: MSN
 Location: Texas
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: 
     Date: Thurs, Apr 27, 2000 at 20:38:22 (EDT)

Comments: No comment at this time.....


  Visitor: Connie
Reference: Looked up Memorials lost to loved ones
 Location: Schenectady, N.Y.
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: spumpkin@capital.net 
     Date: Mon, Apr 24, 2000 at 10:14:40 (EDT)

Comments: My Newphew Garrett Monteleone died of melanoma on Jun 14, 1992. Garrett was born on Apr 9, 1969. He was first diagnosed when he was stationed in the Air Force in Alaska. He was 21 then. He had a mole on his back near his spine. They removed a big hole in his back. But it still spread. He fought for 2 years. His mother is my sister and Garrett is from Conn. Garrett had a brother Frankie who was only 1 year older then him. My sister is still grieving his loss. I sent her this link maybe it can help her.


  Visitor: Connie
Reference: 
 Location: 
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: 
     Date: Mon, Apr 24, 2000 at 10:12:13 (EDT)

Comments: My Newphew Garrett Monteleone died of melanoma on Jun 14, 1992. Garrett was born on Apr 9, 1969. He was first diagnosed when he was stationed in the Air Force in Alaska. He was 21 then. He had a mole on his back near his spine. They removed a big hole in his back. But it still spread. He fought for 2 years. His mother is my sister and Garrett is from Conn. Garrett had a brother Frankie who was only 1 year older then him. My sister is still grieving his loss. I sent her this link maybe it can help her.


  Visitor: greg babayans
Reference: excite
 Location: porto portugal
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: gregory.babayans@mail.eunet.pt
     Date: Sun, Apr 23, 2000 at 17:42:24 (EDT)

Comments: My heart goes out to for the loss of your son and I thank you for the information you supplied me with to help prevent the same happening to me or my loved ones. Greg Babayans


  Visitor: Gilles Richard
Reference: 
 Location: New Brunswick  Canada
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: richags@nb.sympatico.ca
     Date: Fri, Apr 21, 2000 at 18:39:32 (EDT)

Comments: I was diagnosed with melanoma about a month and a half ago. I had a mole on my left ear which was removed. I've had a wide excision done plus sentinel lymph node biopsy and I am now waiting for the results. All the other scans came out negative so I'm hoping and praying that this latest biopsy will be negative also. I find that having a lot of support from friends and family really helps in coping with this cancer. This website and others have also helped because I can relate to what others are going through. Thank you for listening. Gilles Richard New Brunswick, Canada


  Visitor: Andrea Hermann
Reference: 
 Location: Ca.
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: AJ_Hermann@excite.com
     Date: Sun, Apr 16, 2000 at 06:43:22 (EDT)

Comments: I would like to inform more people about melanoma because my grandmother died from it. It is a silent killer.


  Visitor: Judy Campbell
Reference: Researching Melanoma
 Location: Michigan
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: CampJ@tir.com
     Date: Thurs, Apr 13, 2000 at 19:37:14 (EDT)

Comments: No comment at this time.....


  Visitor: George Sota
Reference: Surfing for Melanoma of the colon
 Location: Collingswood, NJ
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: george@digital-access.com
     Date: Thurs, Apr 13, 2000 at 13:34:13 (EDT)

Comments: My wife Gail (age 65) has been diagnosed and under treatment at Jefferson Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa. She has had 4 monthly treatments of chemotherapy known as the Dartmouth Treatment. This therapy requires a 3 day in-hospital stay every month. Next week she will go in for her fifth treatment. She had a very large lump (size of a large orange) in the rear of her left arm pit when first diagnosed. This lump has disappeared. Her doctor could not find it at her last chemo treatment. Her critical area is in the colon. This is a very rare form of melanoma. In fact, many doctors contacted never heard of melanoma of the colon. My wife's doctors still can not give her any indication as to what the outcome of her treatments will be. The Dartmouth Treatment starts with a series of six monthly treatments, which causes extreme fatigue. Patients that can not withstand the fatigue are taken off this treatment after the first couple of months. I don't know how much time you allow someone for their comment. I apologize for taking so much time. The effect of melanoma of the colon is that a patient develops uncontrollable diarrhea, which by itself is devastating. The chemo treatment has helped the diarrhea to become less active in between the chemo treatments. Sometimes there are days at a time when there is no diarrhea. My wife's doctors didn't think that she would be able to withstand the treatment. They now tell her that they are thinking about extending her 2 more treatments for a total of eight and then possibly more depending on her response. It is possible that all this may be followed up with surgery should they feel it will be beneficial to her. I would appreciate hearing from anyone that is or has been involved with melanoma of the colon. The hardest thing for my wife to do is to keep a positive attitude. The uncertainty of the outcome is really a mental test. May God grant his blessings upon all and heal those that are touched by this dread disease. My E-mail address is george@digital-access.com.


  Visitor: Theresa
Reference: surfing the net
 Location: Indiana
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: Blind0718@aol.com
     Date: Wed, Apr 12, 2000 at 22:36:00 (EDT)

Comments: My darling husband lost the fight against melanoma Mar 13,2000. I can not for the life of me get motivated to do anything. I feel so empty & alone.Thank you for all the support & information.


  Visitor: Christine Reith
Reference: Search Engine
 Location: Wisconsin
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: ChristineReith@peoplepc.com
     Date: Sat, Apr 08, 2000 at 08:58:46 (EDT)

Comments: On 3/8/2000 my mom was diagnosed with Stage IV with two secondardy tumors. She was a Stage III in '91 when her primary was diagnosed. She just finished her first round of 4 days with cisplatin, vinblastine and DTIC Chemotherapies. Her white cell count is low -- 1.1. She's getting injections every day with Neupogen to try and get her white count up. For the past month, I've been living on the internet trying to find out more about clinical trial, vaccines, etc. Her Oncologist was going to send her for the vaccine made of her own tumor until further testing revealed the second tumor....now he wants to treat her with Chemo. I am taking her on 4/13/00 for a Second Opinion, just for peace of mind. Any information that any of you have about treatment for Stage IV with spreading to 2 distant sites in the Subcutaneous Tissue, I would be very grateful. God Bless and best of luck to you all.


  Visitor: Lucia Pedros 
Reference: Seeking melanoma info.
 Location: Spain, but live in Santa Rosa, CA
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: Navajo@metro.net
     Date: Mon, Apr 03, 2000 at 01:44:22 (EDT)

Comments: Has anybody heard of Dr. Hulda Regehr Clark and her clinic for cancer in Tijuana. Please advice me. We're trying to play with all the decks we can find. Thanks.


  Visitor: Judi Sosack
Reference: Through search on ecite
 Location: Ohio, USA
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: www.waredresser@yahoo.com
     Date: Sun, Apr 02, 2000 at 23:25:27 (EDT)

Comments: I was dx 2-00,WLE & SNB 3-24-00, all 3 sentials clean, to onco on 4-7-00. Pete I am on Mel-l and would like to tell you how it has helped me. I like how you keep everyone in line and remind them what the list is for. Keep it up! I look forward to checking my e-mail. Judi


  Visitor: Pete
Reference: 
 Location: 
  WebSite: Mike's Page - The Melanoma Resource Center
 Web Info: Melanoma Resources
  Contact: ctustis@mwt.net
     Date: Wed, Mar 15, 2000 at 00:50:51 (EST)

Comments: For those of you who have had a dx of melanoma and are looking for information and support, subscribe to MEL-L See Mike's Page for subscribing information or contact me at ctustis@mwt.net


  Visitor: Lori
Reference: 
 Location: Indiana
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: Lori Michelle@aol.com
     Date: Tuesday, Mar 14, 2000 at 23:46:57 (EST)

Comments: MM 0.29 depth, Stage II. Wide Surgical excision performed awaiting the results. I never knew how serious this was until now, I would love someone to talk to that knows what I am going through. I feel in the dark as to what treatments are available so I would appreciate any information that anyone can give me. Pray for me and I'll be praying for all of you.


  Visitor: Lori
Reference: Researching a New Diagnosis of Malignant Melanoma
 Location: Indiana
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: Lori Michelle@aol.com
     Date: Tuesday, Mar 14, 2000 at 23:19:20 (EST)

Comments: I have a new diagnosis and would love to hear from others with the disease. I am searching for what to do next, and any information that I can get my hands on. If you have any information please contact me. Thanks.


  Visitor: Helen Lawton-French
Reference: Internet Search
 Location: Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
  WebSite: -
 Web Info: 
  Contact: frenches@senet.com.au
     Date: Sun, Mar 12, 2000 at 23:34:57 (EST)

Comments: I am 34y.o. & I was diagnosed 5 weeks ago with Stage II Level 4 Mal. Melanoma - white mole on top of right wrist! Had local excision and then wide excision along with 3 lymph node extraction and skin graft - my surgeon has been fantastic. I have also agreed to go on the Melanoma Research Trial with the John Wayne Institute for next 10 years. All my results have shown no spread from original lesion - it has been an experience but I realise how lucky I am! My experience has prompted awareness in others to check themselves and given me a new appreciation for quality of life. I wish all of you the very best in your future battles and triumphs. Congratulations Pete on a truly valuable and informative web site.


  Visitor: janice snyder
Reference: looking for info on melanoma
 Location: masontown, pa, usa
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: flibinit@bellatlantic.net
     Date: Sat, Mar 11, 2000 at 14:17:48 (EST)

Comments: my sister has melanoma, she had the mole removed 2years ago and recently has found a lump at the incision site and it has become VERY painful, an MRI was scheduled for today but it was too painful for her to get through it, so it has been rescheduled for this Thurs. She is very scared, she is 42, an insulin diabetic with graves disease and a young widowed mother of three daughters. Please give me any info on what this might now be. Our mother died 2 years ago of breast cancer that had spread and she had several lumps removed from her neck that the dr. always said were not in the lymph nodes they just grew, please help with info. thanks, jan


  Visitor: Nikki Shanks
Reference: 
 Location: Tulsa, Ok
  WebSite: Yahoo
 Web Info: 
  Contact: shanks24@yahoo.com
     Date: Thurs, Mar 09, 2000 at 16:20:51 (EST)

Comments: My mother is 38 and she has melanoma. She did not find out she had this until she was 36. Fifteen years after she first developed melanoma. Thank you for this web site that gives wonderful info.


  Visitor: Jana
Reference: Google
 Location: OH
  WebSite: Friendships Online
 Web Info: Friendship Poetry
  Contact: ladynorth99@hotmail.com
     Date: Tuesday, Mar 07, 2000 at 10:17:38 (EST)

Comments: My sister, Ann, has melanoma. Thank you for your wonderful and resourceful site.

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  Visitor: Joyce
Reference: Friend
 Location: California
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: Pool4MeK@aol.com
     Date: Wed, Feb 16, 2000 at 22:37:28 (EST)

Comments: I was diagnosed with Malignant Melonoma 13 years ago. Am ok now.


  Visitor: melanie 2
Reference: thru gerri at mpip
 Location: new jersey
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: frosty 3043@aol.com
     Date: Sat, Feb 12, 2000 at 21:10:29 (EST)

Comments: I got the site infor from someone at Mpip.I had mm on my back in 1995. Possible it mets ot the right lung. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Will have a PET scan on Feb. 25th. Any info on treatments would be appreciated.I have received so many E mails and messages from mpip. I am very fortunhate to have this avaiable to make ahn informed decision. Thank you.this is my first day onh the net.


  Visitor: Deb Huntley
Reference: referral from friend
 Location: Minnesota
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: debba@ncis.com
     Date: Wed, Feb 09, 2000 at 00:29:09 (EST)

Comments: My husband has MM, Stage III, three nodes with minute amounts of cancer (according to the surgeon). Has 31 more shots of Interferon left to take. So far scans have been clear, hoping to find a cure, always looking for new information. Very interesting site and will visit again soon.


  Visitor: Donelle Cummings
Reference: Surfing Melanoma
 Location: So. Florida
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: webtv
  Contact: Quenny@webtv.net
     Date: Sun, Feb 06, 2000 at 14:00:29 (EST)

Comments: I had a mm clarks level111 stage unknown in 1995 wle done at the time. The mm was at a depth of 0.3 on the left forearm. I see my Dr. every 6 mos. and have had all regular yearly tests. In Nov, three Bcc were found in upper lip, under nose and chin. The Basal cell under my nose was very deep and I need a skin graft. I had Mohs surgery in 12/99


  Visitor: Angela Megginson
Reference: personal research
 Location: Virginia
  WebSite: don't have one
 Web Info: 
  Contact: angelfaith1
     Date: Thurs, Feb 03, 2000 at 02:45:48 (EST)

Comments: I must say a most sincere thank you for all of the useful and inspiring information that you have provided. I am a 33 year old mother who is in stage IV melanoma and I am scared to death. It really does help to know that others have encountered what I am going through. Thank you and God bless you.


  Visitor: Cindy Halstead
Reference: mpip
 Location: La Mirada, Ca
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: chalstead@mediaone.net
     Date: Tuesday, Feb 01, 2000 at 20:00:32 (EST)

Comments: I was diagneosed with MM in Jun 1999. I had a SNB and then full radical groin lymph node removal in Aug 99. I am now on the CancerVax vaccine treatment at John Wayne Cancer Institute in Santa Monica, Ca. I have never been more horrified and uplifted at the same time by reading all the stories in this site. I wish all of you the best with your health concerns.


  Visitor: MICHAEL MCCOY
Reference: SEARCHING WEB
 Location: MARION, N.C.
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: MOOCHARLEY@AOL.COM
     Date: Sun, Jan 23, 2000 at 21:02:47 (EST)

Comments: ON DEC. 14, 1999,I FOUND OUT THE BEAST WAS IN MY BODY!OPERATIONS, THERAPY ,DOES IT EVER END?


  Visitor: Sandy Rogers
Reference: Searched Melanoma
 Location: Detroit, MI.
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: srogers2@bmco.com
     Date: Wed, Jan 19, 2000 at 13:58:10 (EST)

Comments: Deepest Sympathy to your family. I lost my mother when I was 16 and she was 38, to Melanoma. My sister who is now 32, same age as my mother when she was diagnosed now found out she has it too. She had it removed a week ago...I hope it was soon enough to get rid of all of it. I'm almost 30 now, and need to get to a dermatologist as well. If you know of any websites that show pictures of moles and what to look for, PLEASE e-mail me back. Thank-You in advance. Your very special to dedicate your time in loving memory of your son. God Bless you!!!


  Visitor: Arleta Byrd
Reference: yahoo
 Location: Osborne, Ks
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: bbyrd@ruraltel.net
     Date: Tuesday, Jan 18, 2000 at 12:54:12 (EST)

Comments: No comment at this time.....


  Visitor: glenda
Reference: looking for answers
 Location: houston
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: jlott87487
     Date: Sat, Jan 15, 2000 at 23:41:16 (EST)

Comments: my brother has melanoma brain cancer he had ten treatments of radiation and they sent him home. he doesnt respond very much and he has lost control of bladder and bowel is it the radiation or the cancer. my mom wont tell me much and she said its the radiation and he is healed help me understand if anyone knows. thank you


  Visitor: glenda
Reference: looking for answers
 Location: houston
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: jlott874487
     Date: Sat, Jan 15, 2000 at 23:38:59 (EST)

Comments: my brother has melanoma brain cancer he had ten treatments of radiation and they sent him home. he doesnt respond very much and he has lost control of bladder and bowel is it the radiation or the cancer. my mom wont tell me much and she said its the radiation and he is healed help me understand if anyone knows. thank you


  Visitor: Pauletta Williams
Reference: looking for info on melanoma
 Location: Cleveland
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: w.pauletta@mailcity.com
     Date: Tuesday, Jan 11, 2000 at 17:38:09 (EST)

Comments: I would like to thank you for this very helpful site. My loving cousin, Rolaunda V. Wells, died on Dec 18, 1999 from this horrible disease. I had an opportunity to see her on the Fri before she died, and it was very obvious that she was in a lot of pain. The melanoma spread from her foot, to her groin, to her brain and finally to her liver. She was a beautiful young woman who lost this battle at the precious age of 46 years. I loved her and miss her dearly. I will continue to search through this and other sites dealing with this dreaded disease in the hopes that a cure might one day be found. Thank you for providing me with much information during her illness and even after her death. To those who are fighting this battle, I say to keep faith in God and never lose hope.


  Visitor: Thomas Caudell
Reference: excite.com
 Location: Commerce Ga
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: CAUDELLT@AOL.COM
     Date: Sun, Jan 02, 2000 at 22:19:48 (EST)

Comments: Thank's for all the hard work it helps


  Visitor: ken smith
Reference: search engine
 Location: texas
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: ksmith@lcc.net
     Date: Thurs, Dec 30, 1999 at 00:12:00 (EST)

Comments: father deceased- malignant melanoma.


  Visitor: Richard Garofalo
Reference: I researched metatastic melonoma
 Location: Secaucus, New Jersey
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: RichardGarofalo@aol.com
     Date: Thurs, Dec 16, 1999 at 20:53:45 (EST)

Comments: My dad had been diagnosed with metatastic melonoma. I have found that the best advice i can give is to educate yourself deeply in this area. You get more respect from doctors if you do. I am now investigating stereotactic radiosurgery for his brain metatastic melonoma as well as body stereotactic radiosurgery for his melonoma in the chest. Dad is being treated at Sloan Kettering


  Visitor: Eve McGregor
Reference: Browsing the subject of Melanoma
 Location: Miami Beach, FL
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: stox@aol.com
     Date: Sun, Dec 12, 1999 at 22:08:43 (EST)

Comments: My mother was diagnosed with Melanoma at 32 years old. The doctors gave her less than two months to live. She decided that she wanted to die with dignity, so she refused treatment (radiation, etc.) and went on a macrobiotic diet. It's 18 years later and she is cancer free. She had level four, in her bloodstream at time of diagnoses from a mole on her stomach. There is hope. Not just diet, but a change of life. Carolyn Myss tapes and books are wonderful, and Michio Kushi and George Oshowa books as well, We Are All Sanpaku. Unfortunately my mother's sister was also diagnosed with melanoma, in a mole, and didn't survive. She was 34 when diagnosed, but did not live to see 35. She did not change her diet or her life, so to say. Good luck. Email me if you need more information. I have tons of it, plus my mother from first hand experience on how to survive. With love, Eve


  Visitor: Silvana Schiavi
Reference: search engine
 Location: London, England
  WebSite: 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: slvn929600@netscapeonline.co.uk
     Date: Sat, Dec 11, 1999 at 14:33:57 (EST)

Comments: Thanks for the helpful info, as we in England are blind to effects of melanoma, to which my mother is a sufferer.


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