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    Sunnysideup asked a questionSkin Cancer - Melanoma

    Did you see the commercial for Hyundai during the super bowl?

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    • GregP_WN's Avatar
      GregP_WN

      Our company has a customer whose child has cancer and has benefitted from Hyundai's program. They sold their cars and bought new Hyundais.

      6 months ago
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      IKickedIt

      While what they are doing is truly wonderful, there were several of us at our party that discussed how upset we are at all these commercials regarding cancer. It just reminds me of a part of my life that I don't want to be reminded of every time I turn on the tv. Does anyone else feel like that? Maybe I should start a new thread regarding this.

      I participated in a survivor study through Mass General and this was one thing I expressed to them. Seeing all these commercials regarding cancer treatments, drugs, hospitals, etc. really upset me and I have to turn away or leave the room when they show patients receiving treatment or going through tests. Sorry, just a really sore subject for me.

      6 months ago
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      Molly72

      IKickedI...... Did you ever notice how many ads for all sorts of diseases & various ills are on TV in the evening? Maybe 90% medical stuff on the 6:30 news, and the same ones over & over & over!
      We either turn it off or watch PBS anymore. That'll fix 'em!

      6 months ago
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    Pembrolizumab May Cure Metastatic Melanoma in A Subset of Patients

    Pembrolizumab leads to a durable complete response (CR) with low rates of relapse — even 2 years after discontinuation — and may cure a subset of patients with metastatic melanoma, according to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.1

    Patients with metastatic melanoma have among the worst prognoses of patients with cancer, but response rates and outcomes have improved markedly with the introduction of PD-L1 inhibitors, including pembrolizumab. Predictors for treatment success have not, however, yet been explored.

    For this analysis, researchers evaluated the outcomes of 105 patients enrolled in KEYNOTE-001 (ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01295827) who had a CR with pembrolizumab after a median follow-up of 43 months. Patients were eligible to discontinue pembrolizumab if treatment lasted for 6 months or longer and for at least 2 treatments beyond confirmed CR. Tumor response was assessed every 12 weeks by RECIST criteria and investigator review.

    At time of data cutoff, with a median follow-up of 30 months after first CR, 92 patients (87.6%) maintained CR. Ninety-one patients (86.7%) discontinued pembrolizumab, of whom 67 (63.8%) did not receive further anticancer therapy during the observation period.

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    How do you stop the worry, even after you have been told you have no cancer left?

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      geekling

      You make prayers and offerings of gratitude daily.

      This is your second chance.

      7 months ago
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      BoiseB

      Before I was diagnosed with cancer, getting cancer was one of my great worries. After that my worry-time has turned to other things. I believe that some families have a worry gene. So the only thing to do is redirect the worry.
      So my question is how can you think about cancer when there is a bunch of bats h I t crazy dictators with nuclear weapons. And one of them can hit the US

      7 months ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar
      LiveWithCancer

      I never have worried because I feel like it is useless to worry. All I do is waste time and energy when I worry. Worry never changed an outcome.

      Wishing you some peace!!

      7 months ago
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    OK, so we all know what we need to do, laugh more, less anger. Ready? Go.

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    • GregP_WN's Avatar
      GregP_WN

      That makes good sense to me!

      8 months ago
    • DonnainRI's Avatar
      DonnainRI

      One thing I have not changed since retiring and also having active treatment for melanoma is going to lunch or breakfast with two of my oldest pals from when we worked in the ER together. We go out for one or the other every two weeks and have such a good time. The laughter really helps. I did miss a couple of dates when I was really sick but as soon as I got back to the old routine it made me feel so much better. They are both still working but still manage to get up on Saturdays and go out!

      8 months ago
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      MerryMaid

      I agree!

      8 months ago