Terri's Journey:

Patient: Skin Cancer - Melanoma

Patient Info: Living with cancer as a chronic illness (undergoing adjuvant therapy), Diagnosed: over 11 years ago, Female, Age: 61, Stage IV, BRAF mutation positive: Yes, c-kit positive: No

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    • Terri
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    over 7 years ago
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    Simple removal 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: Agree
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    • Terri
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    over 7 years ago
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    TIL- tumor infiltrating leukocytes

    Clinical Trial

    I went to NIH in Maryland for a year. It was hard. Nov 2011 during Thanksgiving I got the infusion. It didn't work.

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    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    over 7 years ago
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    Immunotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Yervoy, first by clinical trial and then with Kaiser.

    Easy to Do: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • Terri
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    over 7 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Biochemotherapy sucks.

    Easy to Do: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • Terri
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    over 7 years ago
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    Anniversary

    Celebration

    My husband and I made it to our 30th anniversary. I didn't think I would be alive for it.

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    • Terri
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    about 7 years ago
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    My tumors are stable!!

    Celebration

    I am hanging in there. I am so happy, my daughter is expecting my first grandbaby, something I thought I would never see.

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    • Terri
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    4 months ago
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    Other Care

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

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    • Terri
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    4 months ago
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    Just Diagnosed

    Oh No

    Thyroid cancer on top of melanoma

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