sandy228's Journey with Skin Cancer - Melanoma

Survivor: Skin Cancer - Melanoma

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: about 7 years ago, Female, Age: 51, Stage IV, BRAF mutation positive: Don't Know, c-kit positive: Don't Know

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    • sandy228
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    over 4 years ago
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    Misdiagnosed

    Oh No

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    • sandy228
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    over 4 years ago
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    Skin graft

    Procedure or Surgery

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    Went as Expected: Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • sandy228
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    over 4 years ago
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    • sandy228
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    over 4 years ago
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    Surgery to remove cancer that has spread

    Procedure or Surgery

    right lung wedge resection - removed 1/3 of lung

    Went as Expected: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • sandy228
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    over 4 years ago
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    Immunotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    did 30 days of infusions of interferon. Then did injections for another 11 months. Did 1 1/2 times recommended dose the entire time.

    Easy to Do: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • sandy228
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    over 4 years ago
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    Side Effects

    horrible side effects - chemo brain, depression, weight loss, fatigue, flu-like symptoms, hair loss, low white blood count, nasea, taste changes, dry mouth, and nerve damage just to name a few

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