Heathertrucks' Journey with Skin Cancer - Melanoma

Family/Friend: Skin Cancer - Melanoma

Patient Info: Living with cancer as a chronic illness (undergoing adjuvant therapy), Diagnosed: about 5 years ago, Male, Age: 65

  1. 1
    almost 5 years ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    My dad went to the doctor with neck pain. Next day was diagnosed with mets in the brain.

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  2. 2
    almost 5 years ago
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    Surgery to remove cancer that has spread

    Procedure or Surgery

    Had craniotomy and full head radiation days after initial diagnoses.

    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  3. 3
    almost 5 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    Radiation failed. The mets grew into larger. Tumors.

    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  4. 4
    almost 5 years ago
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    Decision Point

    My dad was given a choice to have another craniotomy or to cease treatment and allow nature to take its course. Without treatment he was given 3 weeks to live. With treatment he was given 1 year at most.

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  5. 5
    almost 5 years ago
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    Other

    Side Effects

    My dads quality of life was really affected by this last tumor removal.

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