Stevo's Journey with Skin Cancer - Melanoma

Survivor: Skin Cancer - Melanoma

Patient Info: Finished active treatment more than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: about 12 years ago, Male, Age: 46, Stage IA, BRAF mutation positive: Don't Know, c-kit positive: Don't Know

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    • Stevo
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    about 5 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

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

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    • Stevo
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    about 5 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    My surgeon wanted to be sure to get everything he could, so he took a pretty big section from my lower back. The sentinel node biopsy yielded encouraging results, so I didn't have radiation or chemotherapy. I have had a number of followup checkups and a few other biopsies that have gone well. So far, so good.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • Stevo
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    about 5 years ago
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    Other

    Other Care

    Checkups with the skin doctor every six months until being five years out - then once a year. So far, so good.

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    • Stevo
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    about 5 years ago
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    Birthday

    Celebration

    I'm happy to be alive. I was not sure that I would make it this far. But I'm still here, and this summer I did a little traveling to celebrate many good things. I'm thankful to be alive.

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