George_A's Journey with Skin Cancer - Melanoma

Patient: Skin Cancer - Melanoma

Patient Info: Newly diagnosed (has not begun treatment), Diagnosed: almost 6 years ago, Male, Age: 69

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    • George_A
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    almost 6 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    I just got thru prostate cancer in April, 2010. Now this? My melenoma is an unusual type. It is anal malignant melanoma. My bigest issue now is how to identify the medical oncologist and/or treatment facility.

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    • George_A
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    almost 6 years ago
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    Negative PET scan & CT scan

    Celebration

    This was great news but I was told that I was not out of the woods yet. Due to the nasty nature of this type of cancer, I will be having additional surgery on December 13 at the Cleveland Clinic.

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    • George_A
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    over 5 years ago
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    Wide excision surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    I had surgery at Cleveland Clinic on December 13 to remove enough tissue to hopefully get clear margins. The surgery I had in October to remove a polyp had lead to a diagnosis of malignant anal melanoma. Cleveland Clinic was awesome as per usual. ACS's Hope House was TERIFIC.

    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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    • George_A
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    over 5 years ago
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    Remission

    Celebration

    The results of the post operative lab report was released. We were looking for clear margins but instead they found no melanoma period. That makes me N.E.D. No treatments are required. I will be monitored with CAT scans & physical exams for 5 years.

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