• Lundmusik
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    over 1 year ago
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    Wide excision surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Surgery and SLNB on April 3. 5 of 8 nodes were melanoma

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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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    • Callejal
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    over 1 year ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    I get a skin check on a regular basis and nothing was found. Now I find out I have Melanoma, and it's spread to my lungs. The Dr ...

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    • Lundmusik
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    over 1 year ago
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    Breakthrough

    Celebration

    pet/cat scan demonstrated cancer free (except for the primary site) so now is surgery to remove the skin lesion and biopsy the lymph...

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    • Lundmusik
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    over 1 year ago
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    Just Diagnosed

    Oh No

    Melanoma II c diagnosed feb 8, 2018 will have pet/cat scan feb 26 and tumor excision mar 21. Beating myself up a bit for not reporti...

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    • papabill
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    over 1 year ago
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    Immunotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Just received initial perfusion - Keytruda - January 23, 2018 after initial diagnosis of melanoma on scalp with follow-up surgery in...

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    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • ReenieC
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    over 1 year ago
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    Anniversary

    Celebration

    This year will be 13 years since both of my diagnosis!!

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    • ReenieC
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    over 1 year ago
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    Wide excision surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    My wide excision went very I had an excellent Doctor. They anticipated doing a skin graft from my back side but it turned out they d...

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    Went as Expected: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • mom2two
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    almost 2 years ago
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    Breakthrough

    Celebration

    I have been in the clinical trial for 2 years now with no recurrence. At my last doctor appt. I found out that due to this, my chanc...

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  1. almost 2 years ago
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    1st Oncology Appointment today...

    Other Care

    Feeling nervous! about to go to my first oncology appointment...wonder what this will all entail...and what tests and procedures and...

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  2. almost 2 years ago
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    Trying to figure out if I want to stay with Kaiser Permanente or City of Hope??

    Decision Point

    Weighing the pros and cons of staying with Kaiser Permanente or switching to City of Hope. I went to City of Hope and took a look ar...

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  3. almost 2 years ago
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    Did some xrays that my PCP Ordered

    Procedure or Surgery

    Did some xrays for my spine and back to see if there are any more masses in or near my back/spine area.

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    Went as Expected: Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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  4. almost 2 years ago
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    Cancer is back/Recurred

    Oh No

    Found out the results of the biopsy. It's Melanoma. Again.. Except this time instead of it being on my skin it's in my middle medias...

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