rbtink's Journey:

Survivor: Skin Cancer - Melanoma

Patient Info: Finished active treatment more than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: over 9 years ago, Female, Age: 44, Stage IIIC, BRAF mutation positive: Don't Know, c-kit positive: Don't Know

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    • rbtink
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    about 4 years ago
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    Simple removal surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Removed a mole after about 10 years.

    Went as Expected: Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    about 4 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    Was diagnosed with stage 3 melanoma

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    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    about 4 years ago
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    Wide excision surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    This person has yet to add any details about this experience.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • rbtink
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    about 4 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    Still have cancer....

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    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    about 4 years ago
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    Sentinel lymph node biopsy

    Procedure or Surgery

    This person has yet to add any details about this experience.

    Went as Expected: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • rbtink
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    about 4 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    still have cancer....

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    • rbtink
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    about 4 years ago
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    Full lymph node dissection

    Procedure or Surgery

    draining of arm was horrible!!!! had to "milk" the drainage tube constantly!! yuck!!

    Went as Expected: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • rbtink
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    about 4 years ago
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    Lymphedema

    Side Effects

    I am now left with severe lymphedema on the whole right side of my body all from a mole on the right upper arm. Everything on that side of my body is bigger...I think people just think I am fat. It causes so much fatigue and the pain from the nerve damage is so bad. I find no relief from the compression garments..

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