Melanoma Awareness Month 2019: A personal look behind the scenes of our melanoma research

Source: ICR, June 2019

Patient advocate Debbie Keynes, who was diagnosed with melanoma in April 2016, visited the ICR to meet with researchers who are developing new techniques to advance the diagnosis of melanoma to help patients and GPs.

Looking back now, I don’t remember a great deal about the day I was diagnosed with malignant melanoma except that I felt I was being treated like I was about to die at any moment.

It was April 2016 and I was initially given the news by my GP, following a biopsy result consultation. The following day I had to meet with a dermatologist, surgeons and skin cancer nurses at my local hospital.

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