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Julie's Story

  • Dealing with the Fear of Recurrence

    "I do feel like I almost live with a time bomb; that this could go off again at any time." 

  • Diagnosed with a melanoma on her leg in 2002 and again in 2008, Julie underwent a radical procedure – isolated limb perfusion surgery – in which her leg was treated with high dosage chemotherapy to destroy any cancer cells in the tissue. The procedure was very successful, but having had cancer twice, Julie wonders what the future will hold.