Anita218's Journey with Skin Cancer - Melanoma

Survivor: Skin Cancer - Melanoma

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: almost 8 years ago, Female, Age: 57

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    • Anita218
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    about 5 years ago
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    Mohs surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

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

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    about 5 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

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

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    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    about 5 years ago
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    Wide excision surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    This was the initial surgery to remove the tumor. It also included a sentinel node biopsy.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • Anita218
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    about 5 years ago
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    More tissure removed

    Procedure or Surgery

    More tissue removed as no clean margins, also sentinel node was positive, and skin graft was placed over excision area

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • Anita218
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    about 5 years ago
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    Full lymph node dissection

    Procedure or Surgery

    All lymph nodes on the right side of neck were removed as well as the right half of the nose. But the good news I attended my daughter's sweet 16 party 1 week later.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • Anita218
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    about 5 years ago
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    Another surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    One more surgery and finally clean margins.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • Anita218
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    about 5 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Began Interferon

    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • Anita218
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    about 5 years ago
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    Surgery to remove cancer that has spread

    Procedure or Surgery

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

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • Anita218
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    about 5 years ago
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    Cancer is back/Recurred

    Oh No

    Interferon did not work. It's back in lymph nodes and parietal gland.

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    • Anita218
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    about 5 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    High dose radiation for face and neck.

    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    about 5 years ago
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    Clean Pet Scan

    Celebration

    Finally clean PET scans for 1 year!

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    • Anita218
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    about 5 years ago
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    Reconstructive surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    First reconstructive surgery was to prepare the tissue. But things went well he did 6 hours worth of reconstruction, and did eliminate a surgery in the series. But it was a shock!

    Went as Expected: Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • Anita218
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    about 5 years ago
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    Reconstructive surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

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

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    • Anita218
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    about 5 years ago
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    Reconstructive surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Actually have a nose again.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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