• tracyt
    • Experience with Triple-Negative Breast ...
    5 days ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    I'v been doing so well with the Immunotherapy. The tumors in my chest and lungs were stable or shrinking but the thing about having ...

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    • DonnainRI
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    6 days ago
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    Immunotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Started Opdivo and Yervoy on the 16th of January. No real effects as of yet, but they gave me a huge list of possible side efects/to...

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    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • DonnainRI
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    6 days ago
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    Decision on treatment for unresectable melanoma

    Decision Point

    My last PET showed several lymph nodes with increased FDG uptake and a biopsy was positive for melanoma. Now the decision is wait fo...

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    • DonnainRI
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    6 days ago
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    Fine needle aspiration biopsy

    Procedure or Surgery

    I underwent a fine-needle aspiration biopsy at Brigham and Women's Hospital on January 31st. Results were positive for melanoma.

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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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    • Jim2017
    • Experience with Diffuse Large B-Cell L...
    6 days ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Side effects don't come till the 5th day for me, just wait and see

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    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • Jim2017
    • Experience with Diffuse Large B-Cell L...
    6 days ago
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    Tumors have not completely resolved , some remain

    Oh No

    Two more rounds of R-CHOP to finish resolving tumors which have shrunken from 20cm to 5cm

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    • Jim2017
    • Experience with Diffuse Large B-Cell L...
    6 days ago
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    PET scan

    Procedure or Surgery

    went well, learned that is is best to remain quiet while radioactive material is diffusing in system as to insure quality results of...

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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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    • Ginagia
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    7 days ago
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    I find out if the 5cm tumor is cancerous tomorrow, 2/20/17.

    Oh No

    I don't want to do this tomorrow. If this is cancerous, I have no resources, and no insurance. My family lives 3,000 miles away and ...

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    • SMK
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    8 days ago
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    Targeted therapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I am currently on herceptin IV as well as tykerb and that is all. hoping that my scans in March are good.

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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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    • SMK
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    8 days ago
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    Problem with doctor

    Oh No

    switched doctors b/c I felt my oncologist was not giving me the tests that I felt was right

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    • SMK
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    8 days ago
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    Cancer is back/Recurred

    Oh No

    cancer decreased on top of my pancreas and around me celiac nerve, but then cam back in my liver.

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    • SMK
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    8 days ago
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    Cancer is back/Recurred

    Oh No

    cancer returned wrapped around my celiac nerve.

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