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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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

When my sister was diagnosed with metastatic melanoma, I wanted to learn about treatments available and through this website I found all the latest information available.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Change nothing

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Unlikely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am melanoma patient who would benefit from these latest innovations. One of the best places to hear about innovation is MIF with the online forums you offer. Thank you, thank you. And when desperate, I have called a couple of times and had the honor to speak with Ms. Poole, a comforting experience.

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Likely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 4 stars  

Helps me discover new ways if prevention so that my Melanoma doesn't come back. Helps me not to live in fear or know that I'm alone.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Offer more ways to raise awareness in my home state of Virginia USA

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Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

The MIF has proved an invaluable source of information and inspiration since my son was diagnosed with Stage IVmelanoma last year. The support and encouragement from melanoma patients is available worldwide and the webinars are particularly helpful. Thank you to Catherine Poole and all contributors to the MIF.

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A lot

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2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

This is a great resource to have in Pennsylvania. Our non profit (Walk On Foundation Inc) which helps assist those with medical needs is from Pennsylvania and is glad to see different disease specific non profits emerge for all kinds of illnesses. God Bless you and everything you do!

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Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Melanoma International Foundation website provides outstanding support to anyone who needs to learn about and deal with Melanoma. MIF makes finding the information easy even when the subject is not easy. By providing the forum MIF gives us access to professionals, fellow patients and caregivers all experienced with this terrible disease. If an answer cannot be found, Catherine Poole of MIF will go find it and bring it to the forum. As a caregiver for my father diagnosed with Stage IV Melanoma, this website has been the most helpful resource to me and my family. I have learned so much and feel connected with others, because of MIF I feel I can provide the best support to my father.

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Definitely

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Life-changing

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2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I had Melenoma in 2007 and the Melenoma International Foundation was exactly what I needed in a time of uncertainty. I was able to get accurate information from people who really cared about what I was going through.

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Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

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2012

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

I was amazed and great full for the response that I received regarding this awful disease. The level of professionalism and most importantly I felt like an individual and that someone cared. Catherine is an amazing person and I thank her for her time.

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Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 3 stars  

I lost my 46 year old husband to metastatic melanoma on July 31, 2010. He fought a 13-month long battle which included surgery, high-dose bio/chemo treatment, and several experimental treatments. It is important to me that the general public understands how aggressive and deadly a cancer melanoma is.

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A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 4 stars  

I was diagnosed with melanoma in 2009 on my cheek. I had extensive surgery to remove it and was told my chances of it returning we're only 15%. It returned in a node in my neck in feb 2012, I had a full neck dissection but unfortunately it came back 6 weeks later in my neck I now have 3 tumours in my neck and it has spread to my liver. I am currently having decarbazine and radiotherapy on my neck. I am half way through my 20 treatments of radiotherapy and it is brutal..my mouth and tongue are swollen and I have blisters inside my mouth and throat making it impossible to swallow anything other than liquids. I am staying positive because that's all I can do....

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A lot

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2012

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