MaurAnne's Journey with Skin Cancer - Melanoma

Spouse/Partner: Skin Cancer - Melanoma

Patient Info: Living with cancer as a chronic illness (undergoing adjuvant therapy), Diagnosed: over 4 years ago, Male, Age: 67, Stage IIIC, BRAF mutation positive: Don't Know, c-kit positive: Don't Know

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    • MaurAnne
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    about 4 years ago
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    Just finding out it was melanoma, not basal cell.

    Oh No

    Then we found out there was a palpable node.

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

    Procedure or Surgery

    A very wide excision on the right upper arm and axillary node dissection. Open wound and wound dressings for 2 1/2 weeks. Then skin flap with drain for another 2 weeks.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    • MaurAnne
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    about 4 years ago
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    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    None available.

    Easy to Do: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    • MaurAnne
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    about 4 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    was surprised at the amount of pain my husband had

    Painless Experience: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • MaurAnne
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    about 4 years ago
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    Pain

    Side Effects

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

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    • MaurAnne
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    about 4 years ago
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    Can't have any.

    Clinical Trial

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

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    • MaurAnne
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    about 4 years ago
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    Psychosocial

    Other Care

    As we sit and wait for the next scan. How do you all learn to live with the uncertainty?

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