1. almost 9 years ago
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    Nerve damage (peripheral neuropathy)

    Side Effects

    the side effects are too numerous to list...the pages handed to me at the hospital of the side effects was 14 pages long! I was so...

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  2. almost 9 years ago
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    Where do get treatment

    Decision Point

    I lived in a very isolated part of the sierra nevada mountains in California. I had to leave my home for treatment. My choices were ...

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  3. almost 9 years ago
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    My Life

    Loss

    My life as someone without cancer was over...I had to leave my family, my job, and everything I knew and essentially run away, prayi...

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  4. almost 9 years ago
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    Full lymph node dissection

    Procedure or Surgery

    I was lucky that my surgery was done by Dr. Morton and his fellow from the John Wayne Cancer Center. Without these two I probably wo...

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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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    Chemotherapy and immunotherapy combined (biochemotherapy)

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Biochemotherapy is extremely hard and completely dilapitated me. I lost all my hair, lost about 40 pounds, and could hardly walk for...

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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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  6. almost 9 years ago
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    Cancer is back/Recurred

    Oh No

    I had an orginal melanoma taken off my left forearm, in 2010 it came back with avengence! I was scared to death and had a very hard...

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    • molata
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    almost 9 years ago
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    Cross Country Move

    Oh No

    Nine short days after being diagnosed we moved from OK to NY where we knew no one and had no doctors lined up yet.

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    • Tay
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    almost 9 years ago
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    Wide excision surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Amount of skin taken not as discussed.

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    Went as Expected: Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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  7. almost 9 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    I discovered a lump at my right axillary (armpit). A surgeon who had removed a fatty cyst saw it and told me he would examine it at ...

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    • daca1964
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    almost 9 years ago
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    Anniversary

    Celebration

    Three years out and loving life...

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    • daca1964
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    almost 9 years ago
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    Constipation

    Side Effects

    Diarrhea, Depression, Anxiety, weight loss, vomiting I had them all.

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    • daca1964
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    almost 9 years ago
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    INTER FERON

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Did One month of inter feron five days a week then Eleven months of inter feron 3 times a week shots. Side effect I had them all, ...

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