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BY Hope Mooney

When I was diagnosed with stage IV mucosal melanoma of the nasal cavity in October 2017, I got to MD Anderson as quickly as I could. My cancer was advanced and very rare, with mucosal melanoma making up only about 1% of all melanoma diagnoses a year. And I wanted to be treated at a place where they’d seen a lot of cases like mine before.

At MD Anderson, I met with medical oncologist Dr. Hussein Tawbi, radiation oncologist Dr. B...

Mucosal melanoma survivor Hope Mooney