• Judeee39
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    almost 9 years ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    cancer has spread everywhere except his brain

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    • Dick_K
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    almost 9 years ago
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    Presented Award

    Celebration

    On October 9, 2012 the Skin Cancer Foundation awarded their 2012 Skin Sense Award to the PGA Tour, Lucy Danziger, Editor-in-Chief of...

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    • Dick_K
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    almost 9 years ago
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    Anniversary

    Celebration

    September 2012. 2 1/2 years on Zelboraf and continuing in the clinical trial.

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    • Dick_K
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    almost 9 years ago
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    Melanoma gone???

    Celebration

    January 2012. Tumors shrunk by 98% and doctor thinks it is scar tissue that show up on scans.

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    • Dick_K
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    almost 9 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    September 2011. Melanoma scans showed enlarged Prostate.

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    • Dick_K
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    almost 9 years ago
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    PET Scan

    Celebration

    December 2010. Tumors no longer light up on PET scan, tumors continue to shrink.

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    • Dick_K
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    almost 9 years ago
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    Mohs surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    December 2010. Cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma, a Zelboraf side effect, successively removed.

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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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    • Dick_K
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    almost 9 years ago
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    Many, some severe, most not

    Side Effects

    I developed a rash on my entire body but never on my face. Extreme photosensitivity also was quick to start and continues. Body ha...

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    • Dick_K
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    almost 9 years ago
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    Phase II

    Clinical Trial

    March 2010. Start trial for what will become Zelboraf.

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    • Dick_K
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    almost 9 years ago
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    High Dose IL-2

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    After completion and waiting period, scans show no benefit.

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    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • Dick_K
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    almost 9 years ago
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    Lung needle biopsy

    Procedure or Surgery

    Two lung needle biopsies and a PET scan and it's confirmed - metastatic melanoma in my lungs

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    Went as Expected: Not Specified
    Minimal Recovery: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    • Dick_K
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    almost 9 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    August 2009. PCP unsuccessively treats persistent cough and sends out for x-rays and CT scan, and referred to an oncologist.

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