MELANOMA INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION

Rating: 4.81 stars   154 reviews

Issues: Cancer

Location: 250 Mapleflower Rd Glenmoore PA 19343 USA

Mission: To reduce the burden and bring understanding to the journey of melanoma. Through our helpline, online forum, and personal email, we help thousands of patients who are diagnosed with melanoma.
Programs: 1. Patient Outreach: helpline, forum, email assistance to over 5000 patients a year2. Send out our book and other educational materials to thousands.3. Educate: k-8, Save Your Skin Pledge for tanning salon prevention, lunch and learn webinars for early detection to many corporate entities.
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Rating: 5 stars  

This organization provides much needed support and informationthat otherwise would not be found. They are wonderful.

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In my own life and helping find effective treatments for my mom.

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Help more people know about them and their cause.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have beend diagnosed with metastatic melanoma four separate times. My most recent diagnosis this past March left me with little to zero options outside of surgery. I was desperate for help and kept turning for more answers. I was on-line at work one day and searched for Melanoma and came in contact with the Melanoma Internation Foundation. I called the number and spoke with the most knowledgable staff peron. She discussed clinical trials and she was very familiar with the doctors in Colorado and the other treatments I had endured up to that point. I was so thankful to have her in my corner. She knew what I was going through and had been through already. She was positive, encouraging and most of all, full of valuable information.

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Treatments and advancements with Melanoma.

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Nothing!!!!

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Rating: 5 stars  

Very caring professionals and great advice, coaching and counseling. Words can't describe what a great foundation MIF Int'l is.

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Understanding risk and prevention around skin cancer better than the guidance you get at your Doctor's office

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help them grow further. Excellent staff and service.

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I was diagnosed with Stage IV melanoma last June in 2010. MIF was great in guiding me through the steps towards the right treatment and consultation with Doctors.

They also helped me financially with a small grant which help me pay for one of my trips to see my Oncologist.

MIF is a great source for information, support and guidance through the whole process.

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Amazing! people...amazing service and support!

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Rating: 5 stars  

As a newly diagnosed melanoma patient, I found lots of support and a wealth of information for all the questions I had regarding my diagnosis. I also received lots of comfort and support from others on the site and it helped to put my mind and ease more than I can ever express!!! Wonderful site doing wonderful work!!!

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support and comfort

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am a stage 4 melanoma patient who has lived for each update that I receive from this group. I have met several people here that I have never met but are a strong part of my team to beat this cancer. I have had the pleasure of meeting one that moved from ND and now lives in Florida. She has become as close to me as any sister I could ever have. All because of this site.

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Being able to know what side effects to expect and possible new trials coming up.

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Do nothing. I really appreciate it.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Melanoma Internation Foundation supported my family by helping me understand my husbands diagnosis. Catherine was so informative along with everyone that chimed in with answers to my questions. If it wasn't for MIF I would not have know what to expect or even the right questions to ask. The website is a God Send.

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Getting the answers that I was looking for and couldn't find anywhere else.

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There isn't one thing that I would change.

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Rating: 5 stars  

This is a wonderful site and a relief to have when dealing with this disease. Members are informative, supportive, and quick to respond to new member postings. It has been an incredible resource for me and my family.

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the last year this organization has been very helpful in dealing with a new diagnosis.

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add links to leading melanoma cancer center research pages from around the world.

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Rating: 5 stars  

MIF is the site of choice for people diagnosed with melanoma and for their loved ones. The information is up to date,accurate and provides a balance of individual experiences with information on the latest research/treatments. It is here that I come for information that our oncologist cannot give us (I think he is concerned that every case is unique and his answers would only be speculative) and it is here that I am heartened and saddened by peoples experiences but I am constantly amazed at the resiliency of cancer sufferers. MIF is a community of care and personal expertise. It is our lifeline to discuss this terrible disease with people who share it, treat it, have been through it and who can intimately relate to the life changing course of this diagnosis.

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I rely on this organization for information and hope.

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I would make no changes except perhaps to increase the amount of text you can use in the forum section of the website.

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Rating: 5 stars  

MIF is hands-down THE best melanoma site on the net. This nonprofit is filled with the latest information, it's scientifically solid, and it's compassionate and supportive. I just cannot imagine a better combination. This site is a godsend.

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Helping me further understand melanoma and the treatment options.

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