Published: June 28, 2010
Updated: Sept. 13, 2010
I am a 31-year survivor of last-stage melanoma. I was diagnosed when my son was three months old.
Thanks to Duke University Medical Center and Dr. Zeigler accepting me as a patient, I received immunotherapy in 1979.
When other doctors see the extent of the scars from the surgery and immunotherapy I underwent, they all remind me of how fortunate I am to have survived.
Thank you for all the research and studies that make people have hope and the chance to write a letter 31 years later.