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Bruce in NH

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Bruce in NH


I am a 66 year old male, married to my wife Karen for 41 years. Currently retired from a career in engineering, marketing and management of 10 high tech firms, the last with Quantum Corp. in Irvine, CA, in 2003. Karen teaches piano and organ students. We have two children, Chris age 37 diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis at 28 and unable to work. Melissa age 36 is senior aircraft maintenance tech. for MIT. Two wonderful grandchildren, Skyler 3 years and Zachariah 1 year. Currently writing a book of my 10 years fighting melanoma, to be called Surviving Melanoma – Stories of Hope for Cancer Patients and Caregivers.

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Initial Diagnosis Month


Initial Diagnosis Year


Stage at Diagnosis

Stage 1

Current Stage

Stage 4


Clinical Trial Participant
Ocular Melanoma