• melissax12
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    almost 9 years ago
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    X Ray, Blood Work

    Celebration

    all xray and blood work look good

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    • melissax12
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    almost 9 years ago
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    Sending to Boston

    Oh No

    Being sent to boston for treatment

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    • stansbam
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    almost 9 years ago
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    hair

    Loss

    I know it grows back and I'm thankful for my opportunities with my treatments however having very long hair go to a bald head is ext...

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    • stansbam
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    almost 9 years ago
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    NIH protocol with Chemotherapy, Cell Therapy, and High Dose Interleukin

    Clinical Trial

    I hope it was worth it. Very intensive. Could have been worse I suppose but at some points I really thought it was going to kill me.

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    • stansbam
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    almost 9 years ago
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    Sexual side effects

    Side Effects

    I've been dating my boyfriend for a year and he's been very supportive but now I have absolutely no desire in any sort of sexual con...

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    • stansbam
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    almost 9 years ago
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    Mood changes

    Side Effects

    most times i feel nothing, but when I feel something it's either extreme euphoric happiness ending with anger and irritability

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    • stansbam
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    almost 9 years ago
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    Flu-like symptoms (fever, chills, sweats)

    Side Effects

    the high dose Interleukin after my chemo and cell therapy threw my body into overdrive

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    • stansbam
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    almost 9 years ago
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    Weight loss

    Side Effects

    i get countless comments from people either inadvertently saying i look disgustingly skinny or or how great I look- like I'm in shape

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    • SaGonzalez
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    almost 9 years ago
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    Immunotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Began interferon treatments then had to stop due to effects on my liver, then restarted one month later. First 20 treatments are th...

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    Easy to Do: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • SaGonzalez
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    almost 9 years ago
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    Surgery to remove cancer that has spread

    Procedure or Surgery

    Had all lymphnodes removed from left groin area

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • SaGonzalez
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    almost 9 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Had cancer removed from growth site-all margins came back clear. Also had lymphnodes removed from left groin, one came back positive.

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • KRBaum
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    almost 9 years ago
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    Depression medicine

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Lexapro (5mg) - I'm about to start immunotherapy on Intron A (aka Interferon) for one year, so I'm taking Lexapro. It's mostly for ...

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