SaGonzalez's Journey with Skin Cancer - Melanoma

Patient: Skin Cancer - Melanoma

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: almost 5 years ago, Female, Age: 39, Stage IIIA, BRAF mutation positive: Don't Know, c-kit positive: Don't Know

  1. 1
    • SaGonzalez
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    over 4 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

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  2. 2
    • SaGonzalez
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    over 4 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Had cancer removed from growth site-all margins came back clear. Also had lymphnodes removed from left groin, one came back positive.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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  3. 3
    • SaGonzalez
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    over 4 years ago
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    Surgery to remove cancer that has spread

    Procedure or Surgery

    Had all lymphnodes removed from left groin area

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

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Began interferon treatments then had to stop due to effects on my liver, then restarted one month later. First 20 treatments are through IV once finished with that shots 3 times p/wk for a year. Just finishing up the first 20 treatments very tough month but hoping shots are a little easier to handle.

    Easy to Do: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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  5. 5
    • SaGonzalez
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    over 4 years ago
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    Flu-like symptoms (fever, chills, sweats)

    Side Effects

    Side effects feel awful...head and body aches along with fever and chills

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  6. 6
    • SaGonzalez
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    over 4 years ago
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    Other

    Celebration

    PET scan came back clear

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  7. 7
    • SaGonzalez
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    about 4 years ago
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    Immunotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Was switched by doctors to a once per week subq injection. After first treatment I felt like I have been hit by a bus! Head and body are sore but so far no chills or fever. Side effects are supposed to get easier with time. I hope so!

    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  8. 8
    • SaGonzalez
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    over 3 years ago
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    Other

    Celebration

    Another clear CT/PET scan!!

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  9. 9
    • SaGonzalez
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    over 3 years ago
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    Finished treatment

    Celebration

    Finished 1 year of interferon

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