MrGkr's Journey with Skin Cancer - Melanoma

Spouse/Partner: Skin Cancer - Melanoma

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: over 5 years ago, Male, Age: 67, Stage IV, BRAF mutation positive: Yes, c-kit positive: Don't Know

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

    Oh No

    After diagnosis it was three months before surgery. Melanoma had spread from left groin to left arm pit.

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    • MrGkr
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    over 4 years ago
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    Wide excision surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Had surgery December 2011, still have extreme pain

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

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Was on Temodar

    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • MrGkr
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    over 4 years ago
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    Targeted therapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Was on Zelboraf. Experienced every possible side effect.

    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • MrGkr
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    over 4 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    Went through 20 sessions, received 2nd and 3rd degree burns.

    Painless Experience: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • MrGkr
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    over 4 years ago
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    Anemia (low red blood cell counts)

    Side Effects

    Side effects have included sensitivity to sunlight; rash on face; extreme exhaustion; anemia; loss of taste; loss of appetite; weight loss; depression; episodes of confusion; episodes of fainting.

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