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        Hi Mark,

        I am an almost 45 year old female that used to be very physically fit.  I am three years out from a diagnosis of Acral Lentiginous Melanoma.  Nice to meet you, there are not that many of us with ALM. 

        As you will find out everyone's tumor is different.  The best thing for you to do right now is not compare yourself to others, or try to read anything into the bad outcomes of others and how that relates to you.  

        You will get through all this physical stuff that they can throw at you, it is the mental stuff that will be the toughest work ahead.

        Feel free to be in touch if you would like to chat more.

        Best regards,

        Jo-Anne 

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        JOBA
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          Hi Mark,

          I am an almost 45 year old female that used to be very physically fit.  I am three years out from a diagnosis of Acral Lentiginous Melanoma.  Nice to meet you, there are not that many of us with ALM. 

          As you will find out everyone's tumor is different.  The best thing for you to do right now is not compare yourself to others, or try to read anything into the bad outcomes of others and how that relates to you.  

          You will get through all this physical stuff that they can throw at you, it is the mental stuff that will be the toughest work ahead.

          Feel free to be in touch if you would like to chat more.

          Best regards,

          Jo-Anne 

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