I had a mole that started growing, itching and burning. I couldn't see the physical changes, but reported it at my next doctor visit. Referred to a dermatologist who performed a biopsy. I got a call a week later with the news. 2 surgeries, 30 positive lymph nodes out of 80 removed. Completed radiation therapy, and radiosurgery. Now at T1a N3a M0, stage 4
Was looking for any alternative to chemo. I have watched family members go through chemo, and I wanted no part of it. I started with internet searches, and only used sources that were reliable, such a CRI.
Tolerating nivolumab (Opdivo) very well. No side effects so far, and I will have cycle 6 next week.
I have only done radiation treatment, radiosurgery (for 2 small metastatic melanoma in the brain, and nivolumab
I am amazed at the progress in the medical and cancer fields, by giving new options for people who had no hope 20 years ago.
If you can, ask for immunotherapy, less side effects, been able to stay active,
Provide guidance and encouragement to others going through their journey with cancer immunotherapy treatment.
*Immunotherapy results may vary from patient to patient.
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