Knowledge is power and enables patients to make better treatment decisions. This is particularly relevant in a disease like metastatic Melanoma where treatment options evolve fast and the discussion about what best care looks like is still ongoing.
Taking in huge amounts of information about Melanoma, the different treatment options and how to access them while dealing with a Melanoma diagnosis in the first place is without doubt a daunting task.
Most of us have found it helpful to connect with others in the very same situation- this is how our Network came to be- to share knowledge, discuss options and simply find understanding listeners as our surrounding often cannot fantom what we are going through.
This place is therefore intended to provide a resource for
Connect with other Melanoma patients on the internet-
There are numerous Melanoma patient forums on the web, with slightly different focus and quality. It is worth checking out a few and most of us are members on different ones anyway!
You will find our facebook group here:
Empower patients- live, learn and act
No more Melanoma deaths in Europe. Access to prevention, early detection and effective treatment for everyone.
Melanoma Patient Network Europe
of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
A very complete ASCO guide to Melanoma written for patients and particularly interesting for patients with metastatic Melanoma as it covers the latest therapy options thoroughly.
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