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A talk with Sam Donaldson, melanoma survivor

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Sam Donaldson speaking at Dana-Farber on surviving melanoma

“I don’t believe that optimism can cure cancer, but I do believe one’s general health around the edges can make a difference.”

Sam Donaldson, ABC News contributor, learned he had melanoma (a type of skin cancer) in 1997. Despite his diagnosis, he opted to stay positive and learn all he could about his disease. Now chairman of the foundation board at the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), Donaldson also works with other cancer research on survivorship initiatives. He talked to us about what he learned, and shares some of his insights here. Read more