• rmeastman
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    3 months ago
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    Surgery to remove cancer that has spread

    Procedure or Surgery

    Melanoma tumor engulfing T1-C6, crushing C8 nerve. Vertebrae was fused and titanium rods installed. Innumerable other tumors left on...

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  1. 3 months ago
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    None

    Decision Point

    Dianosed with brain and lung cancer as well

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    • Tgrosso
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    4 months ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    rads for pain management both on chest wall and under right arms. which helped for pain but caused lymphodema to go crazy

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    Painless Experience: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • Tgrosso
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    4 months ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    June 2018 started oral chemo called zeloda scan in Sept showed growth while on it. So stopped in Oct. 2018

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    Easy to Do: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • Tgrosso
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    4 months ago
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    to stop immunotheripy opdivo because of spread

    Decision Point

    immunotheripy is paid for by pharm company. since i had more mets again, payment would stop, so i had to stop

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    • Tgrosso
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    4 months ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    chest wall tumor ct-scan showed positive for cancer

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    • Tgrosso
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    4 months ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    daughter amanda has been insisting I have a bump on my chest wall is getting bigger and to tell my doc so i did and a ct-scan was o...

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    • Tgrosso
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    4 months ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    3/2018- 6 month ct-scan shows 2 new tiny nodules in lungs, too small to biopsy. follow up

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  2. 4 months ago
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    Side Effects

    Now about a year into immunotherapy my father is doing very well. No side effects and metasizd lesion in lungs have disappeared. He ...

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    • debraml51
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    4 months ago
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    Immunotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I have only had one treatment so far and handled it well. Hopefully it will continue rhat way.

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    Easy to Do: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    • Sadlady
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    6 months ago
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    Wide excision surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Had surgical removal of cancer.then had second surgery for a lymphectomy to determine if it had spread....still.scared about having ...

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • Sadlady
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    6 months ago
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    Just Diagnosed

    Oh No

    Was diagnosed with melamoma..scared had surgery to remove mole..then another surgery to check.my lymph nodes. Am currently waiting...

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