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BY Ashley Seykora

I was diagnosed with stage IV melanoma in December 2014, a year after I had a cancerous mole removed from my left calf. I thought I was done with it.

Then I felt a lump in my groin while shaving my legs when I was 20 weeks pregnant with my second child. A lymph node biopsy revealed the melanoma was back, but it appeared to be confined to that one area. Not wanting to hurt the baby, I deferred any additional scans or treatment until...

Melanoma survivor Ashley Seykora with her family

BY Gillian Kruse

You already knew exercise can help prevent cancer. But what if it could help you fight your cancer?

Researchers are looking into how...

BY Mark Hudgens

I usually don’t consider myself fair-skinned, because I used to tan pretty easily. But I’ve seen pictures of myself badly sunburned as a kid...

BY Ben Sanders

When I was diagnosed with metastatic melanoma in 2007, I decided to be an active participant in my cancer care. I joined a clinical trial at MD Anderson. I educated myself with materials from The Learning Center. I asked my doctors questions. I participated in support groups led by MD Anderson’s social work counselors. And I made myself available to other patients with similar diagnoses through myCancerConnection, MD Anderson’s one-on-one...

Melanoma survivor and myCancerConnection volunteer Ben Sanders

BY Jacqueline Mason

Our Pedro Ramirez, M.D., caused a stir at the Society of Gynecologic Oncology’s annual meeting in March when he reported unexpected findings...

BY Laura Nathan-Garner

Courage. Hope. Love. Faith. Strength. Wisdom. These are a few of the gifts that our cancer survivors shared with us on Cancerwise this past...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Remaining hopeful during cancer treatment is as much an art as it is a skill. And, our cancer patients and their families demonstrate this...

BY Steve Hamilton

In 2006, I didn’t have any of the typical signs of melanoma: just a small bump on the top of my head behind my hairline. After a biopsy determined...

BY Nick Prochak

Before I was diagnosed with stage III melanoma in August 2017, I used sunscreen the way I think a lot of people do: I applied it once whenever...

BY Steve Hamilton

An immunotherapy clinical trial at MD Anderson helped me beat stage IV melanoma almost five years ago. But the side effects I experienced...