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09/06/2022

Survivor Spotlight: Erich & Jenn Djordjevic

By Mara Klecker Erich Djordjevic wasn’t feeling well in the fall of 2021. When he and his wife, Jenn, started…
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Friends, Family, & Caregivers
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09/06/2022

Survivor Spotlight: Bev Johnson, Mucosal Melanoma Survivor

By Mara Klecker Bev Johnson figured the abnormal bleeding she was experiencing was a side effect of her IUD losing…
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Survivor Stories
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07/12/2022

Parenting While Living With Melanoma

by Mara Klecker It’s natural and common to worry about how a parent’s cancer diagnosis and treatment is going to…
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Friends, Family, & Caregivers
Survivor Stories
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06/22/2022

Steve Banks, Stage III Survivor, Doesn’t Let Melanoma Define His Life

by Mara Klecker Steve Banks doesn’t often bring up his melanoma diagnosis during a first date, though he’s always forthright…
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Survivor Stories
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04/19/2022

Shannon Eberly, Stage IV Melanoma Survivor- Sharing is Everything

By Mara Klecker Shannon Eberly is fair-skinned and freckled, but she never had a mole on her skin that looked…
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Survivor Stories
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01/26/2022

One Survivor Finds Empowerment through Education and Supporting Others

By Mara Klecker Ann Marie received her first-ever physical in 2019 at the age of 53. She’d lost her father…
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Survivor Stories
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01/26/2022

International Advocate Spotlight: Australia’s Tamara Dawson

By Mara Klecker Two-thirds of Australians will be diagnosed with a type of skin cancer by the time they are…
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Survivor Stories
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12/08/2021

The Importance of Peer Support when Battling Melanoma

  By Mara Klecker In recent months, the texts back and forth between Allie Thomas and Lisa Billings have revolved…
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Survivor Stories
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12/08/2021

From Survivors to Advocates: Two Leaders are Pushing for Progress in Canada and Around the World

  by Mara Klecker Natalie Richardson, of British Columbia, Canada, hasn’t forgotten the fear and uncertainty she felt after her…
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Survivor Stories
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09/24/2021

International Survivor Spotlight: José Correia, Portugal

By Mara Klecker José Correia’s melanoma diagnosis was nearly a quarter-century ago, but he is committed to spreading awareness about…
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Survivor Stories
09/06/2022

Survivor Spotlight: Erich & Jenn Djordjevic

By Mara Klecker Erich Djordjevic wasn’t feeling well in the fall of 2021. When he and his wife, Jenn, started…
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Survivor Stories
09/06/2022

Survivor Spotlight: Bev Johnson, Mucosal Melanoma Survivor

By Mara Klecker Bev Johnson figured the abnormal bleeding she was experiencing was a side effect of her IUD losing…
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Survivor Stories
07/12/2022

Parenting While Living With Melanoma

by Mara Klecker It’s natural and common to worry about how a parent’s cancer diagnosis and treatment is going to…
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Blog - Melanoma360
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Friends, Family, & Caregivers
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Survivor Stories
06/22/2022

Steve Banks, Stage III Survivor, Doesn’t Let Melanoma Define His Life

by Mara Klecker Steve Banks doesn’t often bring up his melanoma diagnosis during a first date, though he’s always forthright…
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Survivor Stories
04/19/2022

Shannon Eberly, Stage IV Melanoma Survivor- Sharing is Everything

By Mara Klecker Shannon Eberly is fair-skinned and freckled, but she never had a mole on her skin that looked…
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Blog - Melanoma360
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Survivor Stories
01/26/2022

One Survivor Finds Empowerment through Education and Supporting Others

By Mara Klecker Ann Marie received her first-ever physical in 2019 at the age of 53. She’d lost her father…
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Blog - Melanoma360
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Survivor Stories
01/26/2022

International Advocate Spotlight: Australia’s Tamara Dawson

By Mara Klecker Two-thirds of Australians will be diagnosed with a type of skin cancer by the time they are…
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Blog - Melanoma360
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Survivor Stories
12/08/2021

The Importance of Peer Support when Battling Melanoma

  By Mara Klecker In recent months, the texts back and forth between Allie Thomas and Lisa Billings have revolved…
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Blog - Melanoma360
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Survivor Stories
12/08/2021

From Survivors to Advocates: Two Leaders are Pushing for Progress in Canada and Around the World

  by Mara Klecker Natalie Richardson, of British Columbia, Canada, hasn’t forgotten the fear and uncertainty she felt after her…
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Blog - Melanoma360
 | 
Survivor Stories
09/24/2021

International Survivor Spotlight: José Correia, Portugal

By Mara Klecker José Correia’s melanoma diagnosis was nearly a quarter-century ago, but he is committed to spreading awareness about…
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Blog - Melanoma360
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Survivor Stories