I am new to this website and hoping to gather some information and support. I myself do not have cancer but just recently found out a good friend of mine does. She said she is in Stage 3 of Malignant Melanoma, and has had it for 6 years. She goes in every six months for checkups and has a great attitude on life. When she told me recently my heart dropped and I started to cry, I tried to hold it together but it was hard, all I have ever known about cancer is that my grandfather died from it. I am very ignorant on the subject and would love to know more. I have trying to do some research and learn more, but there is little information on how to deal with those who have cancer. I find myself asking her how she is feeling all the time, is that ok, or am I obsessing over it too much? And how serious is stage 3, because from what I understand it is very serious, but she always tells me she is fine and not to worry. I guess I would just like to know what I can do to help, I hate feeling so helpless, and if anyone can provide me with any information about this it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks again and God Bless!