mockingbird's Journey with Skin Cancer - Melanoma

Family/Friend: Skin Cancer - Melanoma

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: about 4 years ago, Male, Age: 87, Stage IV, BRAF mutation positive: No, c-kit positive: Don't Know

  1. 1
    over 3 years ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

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

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  2. 2
    over 3 years ago
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    Wide excision surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Large excision on top of head. Skin graft from thigh

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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  3. 3
    over 3 years ago
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    Immunotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    My dad started biweekly treatments but did so well with no side effects he has started monthly treatments with double dose. Will watch for side effects but so far, so good

    Easy to Do: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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  4. 4
    over 3 years ago
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    Side Effects

    So far, no side effects. Fingers crossed.

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  5. 5
    almost 3 years ago
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    Side Effects

    Now about a year into immunotherapy my father is doing very well. No side effects and metasizd lesion in lungs have disappeared. He now has treatment once a month for half an hour. Fingers crossed all continues well.

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