• DonnainRI
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    over 2 years ago
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    Fine needle aspiration biopsy

    Procedure or Surgery

    I underwent a fine-needle aspiration biopsy at Brigham and Women's Hospital on January 31st. Results were positive for melanoma.

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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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    • DonnainRI
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    over 2 years ago
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    Cancer is back/Recurred

    Oh No

    My last PET scan showed several areas of FDG uptake in the lymph nodes. I am having a biopsy on the 31st and then, if it is positive...

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    • barb61
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    over 2 years ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    have heard that if hodgekin lymphoma stays in remission for five years another cancer will probaly star

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    • wngalvin
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    over 2 years ago
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    what treatment will be next - what can I do

    Decision Point

    on steroids for inflammation so can't really do anything now. Trying to get my insurance company to work nicely is also a big issue.

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    • wngalvin
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    over 2 years ago
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    Targeted therapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    cord compression forced a stopping of process

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    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • Tgrosso
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    over 2 years ago
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    Thyroid problems

    Side Effects

    Cause by Nivo

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    • Tgrosso
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    over 2 years ago
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    Cough

    Side Effects

    Cough and brathing problems due to Nivo and tumors in lungs. Had lungs drained 3 times. 1 more and tube in chest will be placed.

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    • Tgrosso
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    over 2 years ago
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    Weight loss

    Side Effects

    Unable to et ue to tumor blocking and causing pain, and no appetite and nausea I rent from 103 5ft 4 ( yes I was already thin) to mi...

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    • Tgrosso
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    over 2 years ago
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    Blood Clots

    Side Effects

    2 in my left arm

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    • Tgrosso
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    over 2 years ago
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    Heart problems/heart damage

    Side Effects

    Fluid in my heart and abnormal heartbeat from mediastinal tumof

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    • Tgrosso
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    over 2 years ago
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    Flu-like symptoms (fever, chills, sweats)

    Side Effects

    Along with major fatigue! !!

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    • Tgrosso
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    over 2 years ago
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    Nerve damage (peripheral neuropathy)

    Side Effects

    I cant stand the burning ichy feeling in my head from the Nivo

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