SandiA's Journey:

Patient: Skin Cancer - Melanoma

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: almost 5 years ago, Female, Age: 60, Stage IV, BRAF mutation positive: No, c-kit positive: Don't Know

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    • SandiA
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    over 4 years ago
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    my son's wedding

    Celebration

    When I was first diagnosed in May all I could think about was I want to make it to my son's August wedding in Colorado. Some of my doctors had their doubts but six weeks into radiation I took two days off and made it to Colorado and felt great.

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    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    over 4 years ago
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    Internal radiation

    Radiation

    I finished 33 radiation treatments on August 15rh

    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    over 4 years ago
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    Wide excision surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    I had my tumor partially removed May 2nd. Then the rest removed May 27

    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    over 4 years ago
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    Cancer is shrinking

    Celebration

    Hi I received a message from my doctor yesterday confirming the main tumor in the left lower lobe of my lung is smaller!!!!!

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    • SandiA
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    over 4 years ago
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    Yeryoy and Anti Pd 1

    Clinical Trial

    Hi I qualified for a clinical trial. I started November 11th and it is already working

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    • SandiA
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    over 4 years ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    I learned on September 11th the cancer has metastasized to my lungs

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    • SandiA
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    over 4 years ago
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    Have to take a break from the trial

    Oh No

    I have been having pretty bad diarrhea from the yervoy and anti pd 1. They have to stop treatment until they can get it under control. Also discovered cancer in my hip bone. Not a good day!

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