I received a diagnosis of stage 1V melanoma and had no idea where to turn for help. I saw the MIF site and Catherine's offer to help if anyone had any questions. I emailed her a question about finding a Doctor, and within 5 minutes(I swear), she had responded with 2 names, one of whom is now my oncologist at Memorial Sloan.
As a patient, I did not feel so alone. I am checking the MIF web site often for new information and cure.
This is the place to go if you need to know the latest about Melanoma. The feed back, support is wonderful and if the answers to your question is not known, Catherine will go out and ask an expert to find out. It's a place where you feel part of a team, safe and secure, which after being diagnosised with any cancer is difficult to feel. They accomplish this with follow up, caring comments, great information and always posting the latest research which save someones life.
Provided wonderful information, resources and support when my father was diagnosed with metastatic melanoma. Website and links were very helpful as were the founder and staff.
I have received support from the Melanoma International Foundation for the past 6 years since my first diagnosis. The second diagnosis in 2005 and then some questions that were answered involving my daughters biospy. Making sure that it was read properly and a correct diagnosis was made. I truly appricaite everything this organization does and what they stand for they are an excellent non profit foundation, and truly care about people.
I was diagnosed with Melanoma and had to have a WLE on 11/11/08. At 41 it was the scariest thing I had ever dealt with to date. I found the Melanoma Internation foundation and I still write in, Katherine Poole and other melanoma patients always respond with kind heartfelt honest responses. I have met two different women on this website that I speak to separately. I honestly don't know what I would have done without this site, it was a lifesaver over and over again. I LOVE this site it is the best site I ever found for my melanoma, by far!
Over the last two years, I have battled melanoma. This sight was a god-send for me. I had thought I was the only one with this type of cancer and no one could provide me with support or answers to my questions. The MIF was not only there for me on-line, but I was able to call from another country (Canada) and receive immediate caring and kind assistance and follow up. I just can't say enough about the mental support and accurate information that was available.