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5 Year Nedaversary!

Forums General Melanoma Community 5 Year Nedaversary!

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    BillB
    Participant
      Hi, Just checking in as I received results for my last set of scans and I have reached the 5 year mark for NED. Seems like a pretty important milestone compared to the potential 9 month survival statistic when I went to stage 4. More importantly I still appreciate all of the kind people that provided me support and knowledge over the past 6 years. Wishing everyone my best in the future with their individual journeys. Also, it is still comforting to see Ed and Bubbles are still here providing support to everyone.
      My best to everyone,
      Bill B
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        chrispl1974
        Participant
          Fantastic news Bill. I am very very happy for you. Take care Chris
          JudiAU
          Participant
            Really wonderful. Thanks for sharing.
            Bubbles
            Participant
              Awwwe, Mr. Bill!!!! That is wonderful news indeed! Take good care and enjoy every minute! yours, c
              Baby_Girl
              Participant
                Wonderful news! I love see these posts! Thank you for sharing!
                ThinkingPositive
                Participant
                  Great news Bill! If I might ask, how long is surveillance? I had a complete response and stopped pembro 8 months ago and get CT scans every 3 months.
                  Cindy
                    BillB
                    Participant
                      Hi Cindy,
                      I also had a CR within 2 months of starting Keytruda. I stayed on Keytruda for another 26 months. My oncologist suggested going to annual scans based on my history with a CR. I haven’t decided whether I will go to 6 month scans yet and my oncologist is more than ok with whatever I choose. Hopefully I answered your question, if not please let me know.
                      Bill B
                      BillB
                      Participant
                        Thank you everyone and best wishes.
                        Bill
                      Congratulations Bill!! My husband hits his 5 year NED from stage 4 and thought I would check in to the forum and leave a post as encouragement to others and I am delighted to see your thread at the top. I hope the shadow of melanoma grows ever weaker for you.
                      gregor913
                      Participant
                        Congratulations that is great news. Im ned 7 years with stage 3b melanoma that was ulcerated. Sending good vibes cause during my initial diagnoses I spent alot of time here and loved reading stories like this.For everyone keep fighting the fight and happy holidays.
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