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Melanoma International Foundation



Established in 2003, the Melanoma International Foundation (MIF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created to provide the scientifically sound guidance and support for those diagnosed with melanoma, as well as their caregivers. MIF’s mission is to develop personalized strategies with patients so they may live longer, better lives.

Melanoma International Foundation Blog

  • Do No Harm

    Oct 14, 2016

    Before becoming a doctor, medical students must take the Hippocratic Oath. The initial statement of the oath is: “First, do no harm.” As a patient navigator, I also take this […]

  • Being Resilient

    Sep 2, 2016

    When someone is diagnosed or taking care of someone with a potentially deadly disease, such as melanoma, it may come with other things going wrong in life. Perhaps you are […]

  • Never Walk This Path Alone

    Nov 18, 2015

    Recently, I had the privilege of sharing dessert, in Philadelphia, with a caregiver named Stefan. As we were looking out at the historic buildings and talking about life in the […]

  • Warrior or Weatherers? How Best to Deal with Melanoma Cancer

    Oct 14, 2015

    I’ve always been sensitive to the wording used casually to describe cancer patients. No matter the disease, it seems like others and the media put undue pressure on patients to […]