We have partnered with EmergingMed to provide the free LIVESTRONG Cancer Clinical Trials Matching Service. We encourage you to identify your clinical trial options, and to review them with your healthcare provider each time you have to make a treatment decision.
I had no idea what melanoma was. I found out the cancer had spread to my lungs, chest and back. The oncologist said it was a “very mean melanoma.” I didn’t have health insurance, and I didn’t know anything about clinical trials.
What I've learned is that it’s absolutely crucial to have access to information. Now I know that all the drugs and medicines we take every day were subject to clinical trials and developmental studies. As cancer patients, it's important to understand that we can and should help contribute to the understanding and eradication of this disease. Hopefully, clinical trials will help me defeat cancer and move on with my life. Undoubtedly, the research will pave a road for others who have yet to be diagnosed.
The LIVESTRONG Foundation is the reason I'm still alive today and have a chance of being alive tomorrow.