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6 weeks on B-RAF

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    KellieSue
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      6 weeks on B-RAF and first scans today!

      Slight shrinkage.! Whoop! Of course I would have loved to hear, "We can't find anything on the scans. "  Ha! Since I know that
      won't happen I'll take some shrinkage.

      My neutrophil count was kind of low at 1100 and it has to be at 1500 per clinical trial rules so I have to stop taking it for a few days. I'll have another blood draw on Friday, not likely that it will go back up there in just 3 days, but here's hoping. (Guess I'll make some liver for dinner. ;)

      6 weeks on B-RAF and first scans today!

      Slight shrinkage.! Whoop! Of course I would have loved to hear, "We can't find anything on the scans. "  Ha! Since I know that
      won't happen I'll take some shrinkage.

      My neutrophil count was kind of low at 1100 and it has to be at 1500 per clinical trial rules so I have to stop taking it for a few days. I'll have another blood draw on Friday, not likely that it will go back up there in just 3 days, but here's hoping. (Guess I'll make some liver for dinner. ;)

      My dr. tried to convince them to let me keep taking it since I'm asystematic but it was a No-Go. My lymphocytes are still pretty high, likely the IL-2 still floating around in there maybe?
      So.. just waiting around now. Dr. wasn't worried about being kicked off the trial, this is just a hiatus.

      I feel pretty good. Side effects include some intermittent diarrhea, some acne that just started the last fews days and dry skin.

      Kellie(from Iowa) Stage IV on B-RAF

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        Fen
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          Here's hoping it is a short hiatus followed by a long period of wonderful news!

          Fen

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            Here's hoping it is a short hiatus followed by a long period of wonderful news!

            Fen

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            King
            Participant

              Kellie,

              I think shrinkage in only 6 weeks is a great sign.  You are responding!  I hope you can continue it real soon.  Unfortunately,  liver won't help your neutrophils so unless that's what you like to eat, I'd eat something a bit more tasty. :)

              Keep us posted.  Yeah!

               

              Stay Strong
              King

              Stage IV  7/05 Liver mets

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              King
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                Kellie,

                I think shrinkage in only 6 weeks is a great sign.  You are responding!  I hope you can continue it real soon.  Unfortunately,  liver won't help your neutrophils so unless that's what you like to eat, I'd eat something a bit more tasty. :)

                Keep us posted.  Yeah!

                 

                Stay Strong
                King

                Stage IV  7/05 Liver mets

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                jag
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                  Kellie, that is great news! 

                  Very happy for you, hope that you melanoma shrinks to the point that it doesn't show up on scans or even a microscope.

                  Best

                  John

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                  jag
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                    Kellie, that is great news! 

                    Very happy for you, hope that you melanoma shrinks to the point that it doesn't show up on scans or even a microscope.

                    Best

                    John

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