jzwalker's Journey with Skin Cancer - Melanoma

Patient: Skin Cancer - Melanoma

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: over 5 years ago, Female, Age: 65, Stage IV, BRAF mutation positive: No, c-kit positive: Don't Know

  1. 1
    • jzwalker
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    over 4 years ago
    jzwalker's Avatar

    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    I had a spot taken off my face in 2009. The doctor thought there would be no further problems. October 2011 I had a routine chest x-ray and they found spots in my lungs.

    0 Comments
  2. 2
    • jzwalker
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    over 4 years ago
    jzwalker's Avatar

    Immunotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Starting the end of November 2011, I was given 4 infusions 3 weeks apart of Yervoy.

    Easy to Do: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
    0 Comments
  3. 3
    • jzwalker
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    over 4 years ago
    jzwalker's Avatar

    Nausea/Vomiting

    Side Effects

    My pituitary gland was swollen twice its normal size. My sodium levels dropped almost to the point of seizures. My blood sugar became high and my adrenals quit producing cortisol. I had terrible headaches and vomiting.I was in the hospital for 5 days. I still have to take medicine for adrenal insufficiency.

    1 Comment