gmajan's Journey:

Patient: Skin Cancer - Melanoma

Patient Info: Newly diagnosed (has not begun treatment), Diagnosed: over 4 years ago, Female, Age: 56, Stage IV, BRAF mutation positive: Don't Know, c-kit positive: Don't Know

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    • gmajan
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    over 4 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    FEBRUARY, 2012 Had bronchitis and MRI found a mass in my right lung the size of a quarter.

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    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    over 4 years ago
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    FINE NEEDLE BIOPSY

    Procedure or Surgery

    The fine needle biopsy identified the mass as melanoma

    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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    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    over 4 years ago
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    PET scan

    Procedure or Surgery

    Melanoma has metastasized to lymph nodes, left wrist and right leg.

    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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    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    over 4 years ago
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    Broncoscopy

    Procedure or Surgery

    Broncoscopy to remove more mass tissue for the mutation study.

    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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    • gmajan
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    over 4 years ago
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    Broncoscopy

    Procedure or Surgery

    Pathology report indicated the cancer is not melanoma and is lung cancer non small cell.

    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • gmajan
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    over 4 years ago
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    Misdiagnosed

    Oh No

    Cancer is not melanoma but is lung cancer non small cell.

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