melanoma1942's Journey with Skin Cancer - Melanoma

Patient: Skin Cancer - Melanoma

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: over 8 years ago, Male, Age: 77, Stage IV, BRAF mutation positive: No, c-kit positive: Don't Know

  1. 1
    about 4 years ago
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    Full lymph node dissection

    Procedure or Surgery

    wearing the pump for 6 weeks was difficult. Later, another surgery in the lymph and 3 weeks of wearing the pump.

    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  2. 2
    about 4 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    the fatigue and burning/blistering was uncomfortable.

    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  3. 3
    about 4 years ago
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    Yervoy

    Clinical Trial

    After three infusions.......I developed colitis and had to stop and go onto Prednisone for 6 weeks . I am now in a trial called : TH-302 and have been for nearly a year.

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  4. 4
    about 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Many side effects........joint pain, skin rash, bowel problems, loss of appetite and smell as well as slow hair loss.

    Easy to Do: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  5. 5
    about 4 years ago
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    Fatigue (tiredness)

    Side Effects

    as I say: bowel problems, skin rash, joint pain, confusion....all in addition to fatigue

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  6. 6
    about 4 years ago
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    I decided.....after some time......NOT to die in vain.......make each day count.

    Decision Point

    I have gotten to know myself better......and, perhaps, am a better person.....because of my journey with this cancer experience.

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