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Archives for January 2013
Losing job and insurance
I was diagnosed in November with stage 3 melanoma of unknown origin and will start Interferon treatments in a couple of weeks. I have already had surgery to remove lymph nodes and thankfully my PET scan was clear. My concern is the side effects of the treatments and the possibility of losing my job and insurance! Has…
Squamous cell carcinoma of the leg and groin lymph node lighting up on pet. So many questions!
My husband has been fighting a large wound on his lower leg, foot for years. He has history of vein problems, chronic inflammation and tons of surgeries to try to correct. After continued pain, growth and constant bleeding it was finally biopsied. He was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma in October. He had 8 weeks of…
Stage 4 melanoma
My boyfriend of the past three years has just been diagnosed with ecstatic melanoma. They haven't done the test to see if it has spread but by the depth of the tumor the pathologist is fairly certain. Up until this point he had sorta been in denial. i was hoping he would stay that way. Lately he is getting more and more…
Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Breast
Hi , I found out in Aug. 2010 that I have a rare skin cancer called Squmous Cell Carcinoma of the Breast. I am done with Chemo. Does anybody know of a specialist that has had a patient with this same cancer. Thanks
New to this board
Hi, I am new to this board. My husband is a stage 4 melanoma patient. He has been in a clinical trial for a MEK inhibitor for over 2 1/2 years, which has worked for him. He had a check up and CT (chet & abdomen) yesterday as well as an ECG. On the way home he had an episode of memory loss and disorientation. I call his…
Cutting it out
Had surgery in 2007. Just had a mole cut out and it was positive. Had the margins cut out today and they said I had two more moles they have to cut out. I have metastic prostate cancer and I am wondering if they feed off one another or if the melanoma is starting to get agressive. Anyone have any input? mike