gma@lake's Journey with Skin Cancer - Melanoma

Patient: Skin Cancer - Melanoma

Patient Info: Living with cancer as a chronic illness (undergoing adjuvant therapy), Diagnosed: about 5 years ago, Female, Age: 67, Stage IIA, BRAF mutation positive: Yes, c-kit positive: Don't Know

  1. 1
    • gma@lake
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    almost 4 years ago
    gma@lake's Avatar

    Cancer is back/Recurred

    Oh No

    I was diagnosed with Stage IIA melanoma in Dec 2011. I had a wide excision and sentinel lymph node biopsy which was negative. The cancer returned and I had another wide excision in Feb 2013. The diagnosis is regional recurrent metastatic melanoma.

    0 Comments
  2. 2
    • gma@lake
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    almost 4 years ago
    gma@lake's Avatar

    Wide excision surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    The second wide excision surgery went extremely easier than the one a year ago which got infected.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
    0 Comments
  3. 3
    • gma@lake
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    almost 4 years ago
    gma@lake's Avatar

    Immunotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I am getting ready to start Leukine injections for three years.

    Easy to Do: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
    0 Comments