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

    Procedure or Surgery

    Partial parotidectomy for a myoepithelial carcinoma, doctor believes it was all 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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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    August 2007. Lump in my throat and sent to a Ear, Nose, Throat specialist.

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    • Dick_K
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    almost 9 years ago
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    Sentinel lymph node biopsy

    Procedure or Surgery

    November 1998; WLE and SNB nodes are good and margins are clear.

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly 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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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    My eye doctor questions a mole on my neck and suggests a visit to a dermatologist who doesn't like what she sees. Turns out to be m...

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    • Cricket
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    almost 9 years ago
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    What to do about my job

    Decision Point

    I have /had the best job as an art teacher . I am so tired now we had to get a long term sub for my classes. I teach Kindergarten,...

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

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I'll be starting Interferon therapy on Monday. I'll receive it 5 days a week for four weeks and then I will start giving myself inje...

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    Easy to Do: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    • ChrisDee
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    almost 9 years ago
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    Full lymph node dissection

    Procedure or Surgery

    I had a femoral lymphnode dissection and I thought it went ok but later I developed lymphedema in my leg and from the moment I woke ...

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    Went as Expected: Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • ChrisDee
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    almost 9 years ago
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    Staph infection abcess in groin

    Oh No

    I developed a very serious staph infection in my groin a month after surgery and I spent 5 days in the hospital on IV therapy and th...

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    • andreana43
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    almost 9 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    was at home pills but causes nausea

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    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • andreana43
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    almost 9 years ago
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    Braff /Mek

    Clinical Trial

    Cancer grew and was removed from trial at 48 weeks

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    • Cricket
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    almost 9 years ago
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    I am taking Zelboraf to reduce the tumor that remains in my brain

    Clinical Trial

    Zelboraf works to shrink the melanoma in the body. I am in a clinical trial to see how well it shrinks melanoma in the brain.

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    • Cricket
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    almost 9 years ago
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    Surgery to remove cancer that has spread

    Procedure or Surgery

    In 2011 I had a simple surgery to remove a mole and surrounding tissue. My lymph nodes were clear. However 4 months ago I found o...

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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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