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I am trying to finish up my dissertation in population health policy while melanoma and treatment side effects attempt to take over my life. I live in New York City now for treatment (not a bad situation!) and enjoy knitting, traveling, learning new languages, hanging out with my cat, and–most of all–good conversation with friends or family.

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Stage 3

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Stage 4