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It seems Ketruda and opdivo, not ippy has fewer toxicities
Saumann10 hours ago
My son Max was in a clinical trial with ippy and opdivo and it destroyed his liver.
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New clinical trial!!
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Do any of your "spots" or moles look like an "Ugly Duckling"?
missyrand4 days ago
So I hope by now that all of us as caregivers are familiar with using the ABCDE of melanoma screening when giving a look at our partner/ chi...
New to this
roachj1211 days ago
So, I am beginning a new journey. My partner was just diagnosed with metastatic melanoma which was ocular in origination. Just beginning to ...
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How does cancer become metastatic?
missyrand12 days ago
Here is a link to an article from the September 2017 edition of The New Yorker. We found it really helpful to review the history of how med...
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Clinical trial Keytruda (pembrolizumab) with Epacadostat
missyrand19 days ago
We are exploring next steps since the Keytruda alone has not prevented a second mets from occurring on my husband's leg.
Is there anyon...
Bigsister3a month ago
Just wondering if anyone has any information about this clinical trial?
Melanoma Stage 4 local recurrance
missyranda month ago
Today I will accompany my husband for another wide excision of two new melanoma spots on his left leg. Once was removed in July with widely...
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JohnRVAa month ago
Greetings. My wife has stage 3 melanoma. She had the lymph nodes removed from her leg which has caused lymphadema. I perform LMD massage nig...
Took my sister to her 3 month post scan consult today and though I know the path of melanoma and her particularly aggressive tumors was stil...
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Melanoma treatment Keytruda in conjunction with Yervoy. Outcomes?
Mspepehuse49a month ago
My husband has melanoma, non-resectable Stage IV. He also has CLL. So far he has been treated with opdivo which reduced the tumors initially...
Teaching hairdressers to spot melanoma
missyrand2 months ago
NPR posted this story on teaching hairdressers how to spot melanoma:
10 tips for family caregivers
missyrand3 months ago
November is National Family Caregivers Month. Today I ran across this site: caregiveraction.org/resourc... that had a great infographic I th...
New diagnosis -76 year old mom
Sunny443 months ago
Hi everyone. I really appreciate everyone's sharing on this site. It's very helpful to hear others' experience. My mom (76) was recently dia...
Hubby had sarcoma now melanoma
legallygray3 months ago
I'm new here. Has anyone else has experience with spouse or self having a sarcoma diagnosis (3 years ago, things were looking good lately - ...
bearkat3 months ago
Since I last posted doc stopped keytruda due to progression of disease. We were devastated. Dr. offered chemo as only last possibility. Sai...
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Do we understand what the doc is really saying?
So I just read this brief article from Medscape about the art of oncology communication: medscape.com/viewarticle/88...
It has made...
Palliative Care: Evidence base and dose
Here is a brief article looking at some of the evidence-based practices that comprise Palliative Care since this adjunct to direct care has ...
Our 26 yr old son just back from Marines dx Melanoma Stage 3. We need to understand the next step.
Stayingfaithful53 months ago
Found tiny spot on arm, dx 2tb, had SNLB just found out primary node came back positive with microscopic melanoma cells. All margins are cle...
New member — husband stage IV melanoma
Jericsson4 months ago
Hi All - my 40 yr old husband, who had a melanoma removed from his chest a few years prior and had since checked out clean, was very suddenl...
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New CEO for Melanoma Research Foundation announced
missyrand4 months ago
Welcome Elly Brtva.
Folks, I'm getting ready to review our advance directives to update them. For those of you who have recently done this, or have had deaths ...
for new skin cancer caregivers
From a sister publication, this is a nice little review for how to be a caregiver for someone with skin cancer that may be helpful for folks...
Bkadariya5 months ago
Dear all, one of my loved one, friend from Belarus is diagnosed with Melanoma. Due to country's health system he has to go to other country ...
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New Melanoma treatment fast tracked
missyrand5 months ago
There is a new treatment for folks with advanced metastatic melanoma that is being fast tracked using TIL (tumor infiltrating lymphocyte) te...
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Daughter in law to stage 4 melanoma. Need support
Kayleyc036 months ago
I am the daughter in law to a stage 4 melanoma patient, and we just got the diagnosis about 4 weeks ago. She was living in maui hi, which th...
First In Human series
missyrand6 months ago
I have just started watching a series just released through The Discovery Channel called First In Human. The series is tracking state of th...
Sometimes, this is the answer
After 2.5 years of living with Stage 3 melanoma my husband asked the melanoma doc to remove a small, itchy B-B size spot on his leg. Pathol...
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Caring for yourself while caring for someone else
CassieMRF7 months ago
Caring for someone who is sick, taking on new responsibilities, and worrying about the future can be exhausting at the very least. How has c...
Has being a caregiver impacted your relationship in a positive or stressful way?
CassieMRF8 months ago
I'm curious about the number of treatments that our caregivers on here have attended and how that has impacted you or your relationships. Ha...
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