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  

After being diagnosed with melanoma in 2007, I found MIf after having seen so much mis-information on the web and even from the medical comunity. MIf has provided clarity on the options availble and the the truth about melanoma. Through the information from MIF I have taken the approiate steps need to help ensure my longterm survial.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Treatment of melanoma

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

None

 
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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.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Treatments and advancements with Melanoma.

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

Nothing!!!!

 
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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!!!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

support and comfort

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

none

 
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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.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

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

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

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.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

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

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

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

 
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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.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Helping me further understand melanoma and the treatment options.

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

? Don't know?

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

10 people found this review helpful

Melanoma International Foundation gives people a place to learn reliable information about their disease and talk about it with people who have been there. MIF also does a great deal of education and outreach with the public to try to prevent melanoma. I have found the site, its members and especially the staff helpful, caring, knowledgeable and understanding. MIF is a wonderful resource.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

In referring me to products to help reduce the chance of melanoma returning. In discussing and learning about treatment options. In calming me down about my fears.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

14 people found this review helpful

My husband was diagnosed with Melanoma in 2008; we didn't know where to turn. Our family doctor wanted surgery as soon as possible but we didn't know if the treatment was correct. I researched Melanoma and the Melanoma International Foundation came up, I don't know what made me call, but am glad that I did. The people at the foundation answered my questions and helped us find the right doctor for us. My husband is now under treatment and doing great, we thank our lucky stars everyday for the foundation.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

inform people about this form of cancer.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-6-01

 
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13 people found this review helpful

MIF is an awesome foundation that I stumbled upon after my brother died from melanoma in 2005. It has wonderful info., feedback, and knowledgeable links.I think it should be given an award.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

educate a lot of children and teachers at schools.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-6-01

 
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4 people found this review helpful

This site is just the best. When I was first diagnosed with Melanoma I had so many questions and getting so few answers with any of the Dr's. This site is a wealth of information and support for everyone. If youre ever feeling down there is always someone to help you through the dark days. Its the tops.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Every posting. There is always someone there with a wealth of information and support.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Its keeps me going when times are tough.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Everyone on this site is always very helpful for everyone.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Help in research into Melanoma.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-6-01

 
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