Kim, Belgium/ English, French, Dutch

Now her is fighting with melanoma
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My skin cancer story starts September 2020. My husband noticed a larger than usual brown spot on my back. We both agree that I should go and get it check out by my dermatologist because we are both sure it wasn’t there a few months a go. Or at least not that large. I got an appointment and the dermatologist decided to remove the spot and send it to a lab to check for cancer cells. Unfortunately the lab results weren’t good.

Cancer cells were detected and further tests were necessary to make sure it wasn’t metastasised to my organs. Metastases were found in some of my lymphatic nodes so surgery was planned to remove those nodes and some extra skin around the already removed melanoma. I had surgery in December 2020 and I hated it.

I had 3 large cuts from removing the skin and lymph nodes. It was painful and exhausting. The doctors decided it was better for me to start immunotherapy. So in January 2021 I got my first treatment. One treatment every three weeks. One year of therapy left to go...