• Tgrosso
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    almost 3 years ago
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    Nerve damage (peripheral neuropathy)

    Side Effects

    I cant stand the burning ichy feeling in my head from the Nivo

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    • Tgrosso
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    almost 3 years ago
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    Bone fracture or break

    Side Effects

    Well looks like my mediastinal tumor is so big and grew so fast (and also effect by the sternum tumor) that it actually fractured my...

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  1. about 3 years ago
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    Lost loved one

    Loss

    6 months after I was diagnosed, at the age of 52, my sister was diagnosed with metastatic colon cancer, at the age of 41, and was gi...

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  2. about 3 years ago
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    I had to decide whether or not to take the Interfuro.

    Decision Point

    My doc said that the only thing they had as a treatment after surgery was Interferon. He said they did not have definitive evidence ...

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  3. about 3 years ago
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    Support group with other cancer survivors, massage, acupuncture, meditation, certain vitamins

    Other Care

    I felt strongly that alternative methods of treatment were necessary. I needed to take control and decided to embark on the above tr...

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  4. about 3 years ago
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    Finished treatment

    Celebration

    Finishing treatment is a double-edged sword. First the relief of not having shots 3X/week and having been declared NED is euphoric. ...

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  5. about 3 years ago
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    Fatigue (tiredness)

    Side Effects

    So tired some days that I could not move from one chair to one 3' away!

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  6. about 3 years ago
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    Interfuron was the drug of choice at the time

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I was infused in hospital 5 days a week for 5 weeks with Interfuron. After that I was injected 3X/week for 47 weeks. Though this dru...

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    Easy to Do: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  7. about 3 years ago
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    Radiation

    Radiation left me extremely fatigued. Also, the drive into the radiation center and back again took 2 hours which caused me to miss ...

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    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • EricaRN
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    about 3 years ago
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    Full lymph node dissection

    Procedure or Surgery

    The incision is much bigger, and in a different area than I envisioned

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    Went as Expected: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • EricaRN
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    about 3 years ago
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    Problem with doctor

    Oh No

    Miscommunication...have no idea when surgical follow up is. Got don't call us, we'll call you

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    • KRBaum
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    about 3 years ago
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    autoimmune meningitis

    Side Effects

    Was inpatient for four days.

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