Young melanoma patient offers advice for treatment

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Brian Rose, a young adult malignant melanoma patient at MD Anderson, gives hope by sharing his experience with cancer. Rose suggests relating your cancer battle to personal accomplishments. In Rose's case, this is through his experience as a Marine and baseball coach. Rose also discusses how his melanoma was diagnosed and gives the advice of taking each day as a gift.

Young melanoma patient shares positive outlook on treatment

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Brian Rose, a young adult malignant melanoma patient at MD Anderson, does not advise studying your cancer's statistics. Rose says, "If you see your name in those statistics, go ahead and believe it. Until you see your name on one of those studies it really means nothing." It's important to be surrounded by a team of family, friends and physicians that share your focus and do not be afraid to reach out for help.