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Cancer Screening - Jo Jacobson: Patient Stories
Diagnosed with melanoma in 2011 Treatment team: Jane Thompson Russell Cancer Care Center, Northwest Medical Specialties
“I noticed a tiny bump on my right shoulder blade. I’m very conscientious of my body and when I saw a change I had it checked out right away. My doctor removed the bump and sent it to a lab. It was melanoma. I had surgery to remove the tumor, which was about 5 inches deep into the muscle. Since the cancer was so unusual, I had a full body MRI and brain scan. The MRI showed stage 4 cancer in my right lung so surgeons removed that tumor. Today I’m cancer free.”