• Now experiencing pain in shoulder, traveling down arm - wondering how metastatic melanoma affects bone.

    Asked by adolmakr on Thursday, August 9, 2012

    Now experiencing pain in shoulder, traveling down arm - wondering how metastatic melanoma affects bone.

    Is this the beginning of a stage wherein I am managing pain? Doc's attitude not very helpful. She said, "Try Tylenol." I want to know more about the details of the cancer - what it's doing and how we will relate to one another, me and my cancer! The pathology says "metastatic to bone" - I want to know what form this takes. How will it appear? How much pain medication is going to be necessary? Will I be able to continue working, for how long?

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      KarenG_WN

      Hi adolmakr. I don't have any answers of you, but I'm hoping to help you out with a few suggestions.

      Here is a link to an overview of melanoma from the American Cancer Society. http://bit.ly/NFSEuG ACS also offers many resources, including a help desk (see number to the right and bottom of this page) where they might be able to give you answers to your questions, or tell you where you can go to get those answers.

      Additionally, I thought it might help to read through the journeys and/or reach out to others on WhatNext dealing with melanoma. Some folks include @happydad @sbeck08 and @MamaFagan03.

      Please keep me us posted and let me know what else I can do help.

      about 5 years ago

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