bostonmed's Journey with Skin Cancer - Melanoma

Survivor: Skin Cancer - Melanoma

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: over 4 years ago, Male, Age: 72, Stage IV, BRAF mutation positive: No, c-kit positive: Don't Know

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    • bostonmed
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    over 3 years ago
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    Full lymph node dissection

    Procedure or Surgery

    ongoing neuropathy, tingling, numbness, weakness, swelling; wearing a compression sleeves provides temporary relief daily

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

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    nivolumab plus two rounds of ippiluminab

    Easy to Do: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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    • bostonmed
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    over 3 years ago
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    Opdivo

    Clinical Trial

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    • bostonmed
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    over 3 years ago
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    Fatigue (tiredness)

    Side Effects

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  5. 5
    • bostonmed
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    over 3 years ago
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    Remission

    Celebration

    for now! Melanoma in my liver and spleen is gone . . .however, tumors and lymphnode progression has occurred twice within 6 months resulting in two surgeries

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