Jstpchy00's Journey with Skin Cancer - Melanoma

Survivor: Skin Cancer - Melanoma

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: over 5 years ago, Female, Age: 35, Stage IIIB, BRAF mutation positive: Don't Know, c-kit positive: Don't Know

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    • Jstpchy00
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    about 4 years ago
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    Wide excision surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Incision split open right after stitches came out followed by infection

    Went as Expected: Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    about 4 years ago
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    Full lymph node dissection

    Procedure or Surgery

    Multiple infections and bad reaction to anesthesia

    Went as Expected: Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    about 4 years ago
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    Interferon vs ipilimumab

    Clinical Trial

    Randomly selected interferon

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    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    about 4 years ago
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    Immunotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Still managing almost full time work, but spend most of my time resting

    Easy to Do: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • Jstpchy00
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    about 4 years ago
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    Depression/Anxiety

    Side Effects

    Hysterical crying fits and anger, interferon makes me feel like a crazy person

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    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    about 4 years ago
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    Wedding

    Celebration

    Pulled off a successful and enjoyable at home wedding 3 weeks into chemo

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    • Jstpchy00
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    about 4 years ago
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    Other Care

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

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