Skin Cancer Stories | Patients Share Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment

Skin Cancer Stories
Patients Share Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States and worldwide. There are three major types of skin cancers: basal cell carcinoma (BCC), squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), and melanoma.

Below explore our skin cancer stories from patients who describe how they got diagnosed (first symptoms), undergoing treatments, and navigating life with skin cancer.

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Melanoma Stories

Skin Cancer Stories: Melanoma, Stage 3A | Ellis’ Story

Ellis Emerson, Melanoma, Stage 3A



Cancer details: Accounts for 1% of all skin cancers
1st Symptoms:
Changing mole on arm
Treatment:
Lymph node resection, immunotherapy (Opdivo), targeted therapy (BRAF inhibitor)
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