• Hflores
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    about 2 years ago
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    Fatigue (tiredness)

    Side Effects

    In May of 2017, I started on the targeted treatment medication Taflinar and Mekinist. Fatigue is the worst side effect I have exper...

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    • Hflores
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    about 2 years ago
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    Wide excision surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Wide excision Melanoma of scalp and sentinel nodes (scalp and neck).

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • Lundmusik
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    about 2 years ago
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    Targeted therapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Just found out I have the.braf gene, so brand new exciting therapy approved for Braf stage 3

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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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    • Lundmusik
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    about 2 years ago
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    Full lymph node dissection

    Procedure or Surgery

    Fantastic surgeon. Found another sixteen nodes, two of which were metastatic. Meeting with oncologist this afternoon to start therap...

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • Hflores
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    about 2 years ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    I was originally diagnosed with Malignant Melanoma in 2014 after my hair dresser urged me to see a dermatologist about a mole that h...

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    • Katzazz
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    about 2 years ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    Found a mole on my hip. Itchy scaly bumpy and oddly shaped. I knew before they biopsied that it was positive. I'll share more when I...

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    • Mark65
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    about 2 years ago
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    Just Diagnosed

    Oh No

    had a Marker dot size hard-smooth Black mole on my biceps for about 2 years and just now removed and diagnosed as ''Clark level 4'' ...

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  1. about 2 years ago
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    Sentinel lymph node biopsy

    Procedure or Surgery

    3 lymph nodes "lit up" on sln bioposy, only one removed. Came back positive for 2% melanomic cells in node. Now my daughter has to...

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    Went as Expected: Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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  2. about 2 years ago
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    Immunotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Side effects have knocked his socks off! Fatigue, nausea, GI issues, etc.

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    Easy to Do: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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  3. about 2 years ago
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    Craniotomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    Immediately cleared up his cognitive and speech issues, which were due to the tumor bleed in his brain. (The only symptom was losing...

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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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  4. about 2 years ago
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    Internal radiation

    Radiation

    Fatigue is pretty severe (but could be immunotherapy combined).

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    Painless Experience: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  5. about 2 years ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    Melanoma detected in several places by latest PET Scan, but no brain mets detected.

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