Pam's story

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I had a mole removed from my chest in 1970 and was told no follow-up was needed. In 1999, I found a lump under my arm. It was stage lll melanoma with no site of origin. Two lymph nodes were involved. I was told it was metastasis and I was given a 15 percent chance of living when I was 50 years old. I was part of a six-year trial and had high doses of interferon for one year. It was tough, but I did it. In 1999, I found a lump under my arm. It was stage lll melanoma with no
site of origin.
I'm a full-time volunteer for the American Cancer Society, and I am educating people and giving back. I am blessed. My parents and husband are survivors also, but each had a different type of cancer.

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