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Melanoma IIIc

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Joined: Aug 2011

I got melanoma from minority doc who used wrong laser on my arm. It went to lymph nodes. Surgeon thought I was someone else
and did wrong surgery. Second doc removed a bunch of nodes and six had melanoma. Now all gone and I could watch and wait to die or do a drug. I elected MAGE.

I will leave hospital treating me currently for another one if i get worse, sure I will sooner or later.

Any lady with melanoma may talk with me. I can share experiences.


I am in Los Angeles, CA. Could be worse

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Joined: Oct 2011

Dear Millard,

So sorry this physician infected you with this deadly cancer.

Unfortunately, I think mine was the cause of over-exposure to tanning booths ...sun.

I am in my 60's and had to have my entire forehead (down to the bone). The PET followed & came up clean. Nothing else has been scheduled, just appts every 3 months. I feel slight bumps on rest of forehead (not too visible).

I live alone and basically have no expectations to live a long life. I'm working on that feeling and tell myself I need to be grateful to be alive.

Reading your messge, I feel ashamed that I don't feel more grateful. Take care and please send a note on how you are doing.

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Joined: Oct 2011

Hi ladies,
I am very sorry to hear about your current situation.
I just wanted to say, that, it`s hard to cherish life once you`re in such situation, but really - what more can we do? Get ourselves in depression? Live our days waiting for death? We have to fight and hope for the better future, because you never know what the future holds!
I wish you both the very best and hope you`ll find yourselves in much more better emotional state soon!

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