• Sadlady
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    8 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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    • Lehigh
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    10 months ago
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    Cancer is shrinking

    Celebration

    Most exciting words I ever expected to hear. So grateful for Gods mercy in my life. Thanking God foygiving our scientists the funds ...

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    • Lehigh
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    10 months ago
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    Internal radiation

    Radiation

    Being wrapped in extremely tight plastic not able to move . Longest session was 2 hours long.

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    Painless Experience: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • Lehigh
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    10 months ago
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    Surgery to remove cancer that has spread

    Procedure or Surgery

    Had an abdominal melanoma that the immunotherapy did not dissolve.

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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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    • DarthAsh
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    10 months ago
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    Simple removal surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    They thought it was a squamous, but it turned out to be a nodular melanoma instead. So, I have to have another surgery on top of it.

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    Went as Expected: Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • DarthAsh
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    10 months ago
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    Full lymph node dissection

    Procedure or Surgery

    It bothers me more than the removal site on my leg by far.

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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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    • Lundmusik
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    11 months ago
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    Remission

    Celebration

    Just had third set of pet/cat scans. Still clear. I was diagnosed stage 3D and have been in treatment for six months following two s...

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  1. about 1 year ago
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    Side Effects

    So far, no side effects. Fingers crossed.

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  2. about 1 year ago
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    Immunotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    My dad started biweekly treatments but did so well with no side effects he has started monthly treatments with double dose. Will wa...

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    Easy to Do: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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  3. about 1 year ago
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    Wide excision surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Large excision on top of head. Skin graft from thigh

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • Lundmusik
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    about 1 year ago
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    Celebration

    Latest ct/pet scan revealed no melanoma. Made me more hopeful about the near term future at least. I am 3D but ny wonderful surgeon ...

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    • Lundmusik
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    over 1 year ago
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    Drug Therapy or Medication

    Nine days into traf/mek had severe fever/headaches. At 14 days went to ER to rule out infection. (No infection) Took a three day bre...

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