• suebond
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    over 3 years ago
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    CAM (Complementary and Alternative Medicine)

    Other Care

    I had Physical Therapy on my leg 3 times a week for 9 months.

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    • suebond
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    over 3 years ago
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    Swelling (edema)

    Side Effects

    I had quite a lot of swelling and spent 3 weeks in bed with my leg elevated. Because of the chemo infusion my surgical wound took a ...

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    • suebond
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    over 3 years ago
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    Simple removal surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    I also chose to have Isolated Limb Infusion. They did that at the same time as my surgery.

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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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    • suebond
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    over 3 years ago
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    Cancer is back/Recurred

    Oh No

    Two and a half years later I noticed a bump on my skin right next to the original site. Dermatologist said it was nothing. I could n...

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    • suebond
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    over 3 years ago
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    Wide excision surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Wide Excision on my right calf. Also had 2 lymph nodes removed, they were clear. Skin graft was done.

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • Francyn
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    over 3 years ago
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    Immunotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    First dose of Yervoy. No side effects. Maybe some low grade fevers but I neglected to buy a thermometer for a while, so I don't real...

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    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • Strickland
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    over 3 years ago
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    Immunotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Was wonderful

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    Easy to Do: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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    • Strickland
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    over 3 years ago
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    Anti-PD1

    Clinical Trial

    Wonderful experience. Hardly any side effects

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    • Strickland
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    over 3 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I would sleep 22 hours a day

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    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • Strickland
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    over 3 years ago
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    Surgery to remove cancer that has spread

    Procedure or Surgery

    I had most of my intestines removed. Do not have a bag but have strong bouts of diarrhea

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • Jcrn5246
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    over 3 years ago
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    Radiation

    Refused radiation

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    Painless Experience: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    • Jcrn5246
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    over 3 years ago
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    Immunotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    So far no problems

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    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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