1. almost 9 years ago
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    Surgery to remove cancer that has spread

    Procedure or Surgery

    Left Iliac node dissection due to melanoma done at National Cancer Institute by Dr. Marybeth Hughes in 2007.

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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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  2. almost 9 years ago
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    Wide excision surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Done at Evanston Hospital now Northshore Medical Ctr in Evanston, IL.

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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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  3. almost 9 years ago
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    Full lymph node dissection

    Procedure or Surgery

    Full groin dissection done at National Cancer Institute in 2007 by Dr. Marybeth Hughs. Was able to do minimally invasive and preserv...

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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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  4. almost 9 years ago
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    Sentinel lymph node biopsy

    Procedure or Surgery

    Done at Evanston Hospital now North Shore Medical Ctr in Evanston, IL.

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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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  5. almost 9 years ago
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    PD1 with 4 Peptide Vaccines

    Clinical Trial

    BMS trial run at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa with Dr. Jeff Weber. Took 8 months to qualify bkz kept getting brain mets. Had to ...

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  6. almost 9 years ago
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    Zelboraf

    Clinical Trial

    Got first brain met so thrown off Yervoy Immunotherapy trial. Followed with braf/Zelboraf as first patient in nation for compassion...

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  7. almost 9 years ago
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    Yervoy - Ipilimumab

    Clinical Trial

    Received as Phase III/ Compassionate Care under Drs. Hallmeyer and Richards at Oncology Specialists/Advocate Lutheran General in Par...

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  8. almost 9 years ago
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    Adoptive T-cell Therapy or TIL at National Cancer Institute 2007

    Clinical Trial

    Treated by Dr. Marybeth Hughes under Dr. Rosenburg. Must shut down immune system with Cytoxine (extremely high dose of chemo) then ...

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  9. almost 9 years ago
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    Antigene Therapy at National Cancer Institute 2007

    Clinical Trial

    NCI tried to grow antigene from excision in illiac node but could not get over 50% growth. Treated by Dr. Marybeth Hughes under Dr....

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  10. almost 9 years ago
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    Peptide Vaccines at National Cancer Institutes 2005-2006

    Clinical Trial

    Ineffective but used as Adjuvant therapy. Treated by Dr. Rosenberg.

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  11. almost 9 years ago
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    Chemotherapy and immunotherapy combined (biochemotherapy)

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Treated at National Cancer Institute under Drs. Hughes & Rosenberg. Cytoxin used to shut down my immune system for TIL in 2007. Did...

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    Easy to Do: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  12. almost 9 years ago
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    Internal radiation

    Radiation

    7 Stereotactic Radio Treatments (Laser Brain Surgery) on Brain Mets between Dec 2009 and Oct 2012 at Rush Medical Ctr in Chicago and...

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    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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