1. almost 2 years ago
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    Laser surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Gamma knife again. Rather easy.

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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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  2. almost 2 years ago
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    Cancer is back/Recurred

    Oh No

    Melanoma, two tumors, found in the left side of my brain for the first time. Previous brain tumors had been on the right side only.

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  3. almost 2 years ago
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    Laser surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Gamma knife surgery. Fairly easy.

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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. almost 2 years ago
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    Cancer is back/Recurred

    Oh No

    Cancer is in the brain again.

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  5. almost 2 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    Five weeks of radiation to the temporal area. Five days per week. This contributed heavily to the surgical wound not healing.

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    Painless Experience: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  6. almost 2 years ago
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    Surgery to remove cancer that has spread

    Procedure or Surgery

    This surgery begins a really difficult period that lasts until today. The wound from this surgery didn't heal well. Infection occu...

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

    Oh No

    The "manual" brain surgery must have left behind a few cancer cells in the muscular tissue on it's way out. Because, about a year a...

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  8. almost 2 years ago
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    Immunotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Switched immunotherapy to Nivolumab.

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    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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  9. almost 2 years ago
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    Laser surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Gamma knife surgery to zap the small tumor and to "sweep the tumor bed" of the larger tumor that had been removed "manually".

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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  10. almost 2 years ago
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    Surgery to remove cancer that has spread

    Procedure or Surgery

    The large tumor was removed via regular brain surgery.

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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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  11. almost 2 years ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    Had a seizure. Turns out I had two melanoma brain tumors. The large one was the size of a golf ball.

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  12. almost 2 years ago
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    Immunotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Now I'm stage 4. Ipimumilab worked before, so I went back on it.

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