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    Side Effects (Weight loss): He's been losing weight since day 1. Should have been our first clue. As his wife, I thought he was just getting older and a bit more frail as I saw no other signs of any problems : (

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      What a story. Treatments for two kinds of cancer at once. Yikes! I have stage IV melanoma, and I received ipilimumab (Yervoy) treatments plus gamma knife brain radiation (following a brain surgery) two years ago, and my scans have shown no evidence of active cancer since then, so it sounds like your husband is getting exactly the right treatment for the melanoma component. I hope the gamma knife procedure works for him.

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    Radiation (External radiation ): Tomorrow.... June 26 will be his first (and I hope only) gamma knife surgery to zap at least two brain mets. Don't know effects yet...

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    Procedure or Surgery (Surgery to remove cancer that has spread): A lump popped up on top of his shoulder, above the original location. Our local oncologist sent him to a surgeon for removal. He was put to sleep. It was indeed malignant melanoma. Will continue with Yervoy and pray...

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    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Immunotherapy): I must state that I agree with the Yervoy treatment so far. He has had few side effects and overall, feels pretty good so far.

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    Clinical Trial (: ( Ralph has two types of cancers so we do not have that option.): We are soooo bummed. We are hoping that some more drugs will be approved by the FDA soon!