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jessvanzeil

Survivor: Ocular Melanoma

28 Year Old Female

Melbourne, VIC

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2016

Melanoma

Stage: IV

2015

Ocular Melanoma

Stage: II


jessvanzeil's picture

jessvanzeil

Survivor: Ocular Melanoma

28 Year Old Female

Melbourne, VIC

Get and/or give support


2016

Melanoma

Stage: IV

2015

Ocular Melanoma

Stage: II


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I am a Survivor

I first heard the word 'cancer' when I was 20, an ophthalmologist used it so flippantly, like it was no big deal. I had a red mass on the white of my eye and I was being told I needed a biopsy and even if it was cancerous it would be easily treated with some eye drops. That... [Read More]


Treatment Information
Stage of Treatment:

Finished treatment less than 5 years ago

Treatment Types:

Immunotherapy

Surgery

Hospital:

N/A

Side Effect:

Anemia

Fatigue/Weakness

Eyesight Loss

Headaches

Mood changes

Seizures

Vertigo

Autoimmune Disorder

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Discussions (2)
Advice & Inspiration
What is something exciting/crazy you have done or have wanted to do since you were diagnosed?
August 29th, 2018
Advice & Inspiration
What lessons have you learned along the way?
October 14th, 2017

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