1. about 2 years ago
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    Ipimumilab

    Clinical Trial

    Ipimumilab had been FDA approved for Stage 4 melanoma. At this point, I had stage 3C and took part in a trial to have it approved f...

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  2. about 2 years ago
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    Wide excision surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    I ended up with some nerve damage to my ear, plus a drain coming out of my chest.

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    Went as Expected: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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  3. about 2 years ago
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    Sentinel lymph node biopsy

    Procedure or Surgery

    Doc dod not find the sentinel node.

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    Went as Expected: Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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  4. about 2 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Initial tumor removal. Pathology/Lab discovered it was Melanoma. This is the first time anyone told me I had cancer.

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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  5. about 2 years ago
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    Cancer is back/Recurred

    Oh No

    Metastasized to the lungs

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    • Terri
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    about 2 years ago
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    Anniversary

    Celebration

    My 35 th wedding anniversary. I never thought I would see it. What a miracle.

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    • Hdwmc
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    about 2 years ago
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    The doctor said the "c" word, the anxiety and worry in the beginning was terrible. I don't think I slept all night until I had my appt.

    Oh No

    It was an eye opener to say the least. One good thing is I have everyone in my family going to the dermatologist at least once a yea...

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    • Hdwmc
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    about 2 years ago
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    Skin graft

    Procedure or Surgery

    After the initial surgery to remove the melanoma in situ the skin graph came a week later. There is a considerable amount of discomf...

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    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • DonnainRI
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    over 2 years ago
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    Cancer is shrinking

    Celebration

    My CT from last week shows that most of the ground-glass lesions in my lung have disappeared and my lymph nodes are smaller!

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    • Jtruex
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    over 2 years ago
    • buffcody
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    over 2 years ago
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    Milestones

    Wednesday, June 15, I recieved the word that I no longer had evidence of stage 4 melanoma from my oncologist at the University of Mi...

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    • DonnainRI
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    over 2 years ago
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    Immunotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Started Opdivo and Yervoy on the 16th of January. No real effects as of yet, but they gave me a huge list of possible side efects/to...

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    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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