Skin cancer patients who received treatment at the Duke Cancer Institute share their stories.
I am a 31-year survivor of last-stage melanoma. I was diagnosed when my son was three months old.
I was diagnosed with malignant melanoma in May 2001, and I began seeing Michael Morse, MD, in January 2002. His kindness and expertise during these years has meant a great deal to me and my family.
In August 2005 I became very ill with what I thought was pneumonia. To my surprise, I was diagnosed with stage IV melanoma. The melanoma had metastasized to both of my lungs, my liver, and my lymph nodes, and possibly to my shoulder and leg bones.