• Cntrygurl
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    17 days ago
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    Other

    Milestones

    Just want to let others know there is life after cancer! My daughter is living a very full life raising her 3 children, working at a...

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    • Cntrygurl
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    17 days ago
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    Finished treatment

    Celebration

    Rang the bell!!! Scans show completely clear

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    • Cntrygurl
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    17 days ago
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    Immunotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Accepted fairly well, minimal side effects, 3 yrs worth...

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    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • Cntrygurl
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    17 days ago
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    Surgery to remove cancer that has spread

    Procedure or Surgery

    Removed 8 in long, 2 in wide, 2 in deep strip from front left thigh, removal of all left side lymph nodes, port insertion

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    Went as Expected: Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • Lundmusik
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    2 months ago
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    Remission

    Celebration

    Just had a CT scan that showed suspicious lesions, followed by a Pet/Ct scan that showed no malignancy. I had a stage 3D melanoma an...

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    • Terri
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    6 months ago
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    Simple removal surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Removal of possible skin cancer on nose and right breast

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    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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    • rmeastman
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    10 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. 11 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
    11 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
    11 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
    11 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
    11 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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