Keith59's Journey with Skin Cancer - Melanoma

Patient: Skin Cancer - Melanoma

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: almost 6 years ago, Male, Age: 60, Stage IV, BRAF mutation positive: No, c-kit positive: No

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    • Keith59
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    over 5 years ago
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    Diagnosed with melanoma.

    Oh No

    Melanoma in left lung and surrounding lymph nodes.

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  2. 2
    • Keith59
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    over 5 years ago
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    Full lymph node dissection

    Procedure or Surgery

    Biop on mass in lung was benign. Two lymph nodes removed tested positive for melanoma.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  3. 3
    • Keith59
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    over 5 years ago
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    Immunotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Started 1/4 Yervoy treatments.

    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  4. 4
    • Keith59
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    over 5 years ago
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    MRI and CT scans were clean

    Celebration

    The cancer has not spread.

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  5. 5
    • Keith59
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    over 5 years ago
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    Immunotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Finished 4/4 Yervoy treatments...yay!

    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  6. 6
    • Keith59
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    over 5 years ago
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    Having a CT scan

    Procedure or Surgery

    Having a CT scan to check if tumors have shrunk.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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    • Keith59
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    over 5 years ago
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    PD1 infusion.

    Clinical Trial

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

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  8. 8
    • Keith59
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    over 5 years ago
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    New lump

    Oh No

    Found a new lump on my collar bone couple days ago. It's the size of a pinto bean. It's very hard....don't think it's actually on the bone. Have no clue how long it's been there. Oh well...life goes on!

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    • Keith59
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    over 5 years ago
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    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    PD1 infusion...round 2/4.

    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  10. 10
    • Keith59
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    over 5 years ago
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    Blood pressure bottoms out.

    Oh No

    Hospitalized for low blood pressure..passing out.

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    • Keith59
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    over 5 years ago
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    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Third round of PD1

    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • Keith59
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    over 5 years ago
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    3 1/2 lbs of fluid removed from left lung.

    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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    • Keith59
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    over 5 years ago
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    Procedure or Surgery

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

    Went as Expected: Not Specified
    Minimal Recovery: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    • Keith59
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    over 5 years ago
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    Procedure or Surgery

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

    Went as Expected: Not Specified
    Minimal Recovery: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    • Keith59
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    over 5 years ago
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    Procedure or Surgery

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

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