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Acral vs Cutaneous

Forums Cutaneous Melanoma Community Acral vs Cutaneous

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    braunerk
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      Is there any difference with different therapies with having 
      Acral version of Melanoma I have Acral and have not responded to Ippi or it seems Keytruda. Don't know where to go next for treatment. My doc is thinking doing  Ippi again but not sure. Any suggestions would be helpful 

       

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        ed williams
        Participant

          How long have you been on these drugs? The reason I ask is that it can take time for them to show that they are working. How long did they wait to do the first scans after you started treatment?  The last question is are you seeing a Melanoma specialist? Wishing you the best!!! Ed

            braunerk
            Participant

              I had the usual 4 doses of ippi and then a scan with a scan one month later no growth but no shrinkage. I have had 7 doses of Keytruda  with one scan after 4 with some growth on some mets and one met had shrank a little. I am seeing a Melanoma specialist in Tucson AZ but need to know where to go next

              braunerk
              Participant

                I had the usual 4 doses of ippi and then a scan with a scan one month later no growth but no shrinkage. I have had 7 doses of Keytruda  with one scan after 4 with some growth on some mets and one met had shrank a little. I am seeing a Melanoma specialist in Tucson AZ but need to know where to go next

                braunerk
                Participant

                  I had the usual 4 doses of ippi and then a scan with a scan one month later no growth but no shrinkage. I have had 7 doses of Keytruda  with one scan after 4 with some growth on some mets and one met had shrank a little. I am seeing a Melanoma specialist in Tucson AZ but need to know where to go next

                ed williams
                Participant

                  How long have you been on these drugs? The reason I ask is that it can take time for them to show that they are working. How long did they wait to do the first scans after you started treatment?  The last question is are you seeing a Melanoma specialist? Wishing you the best!!! Ed

                  ed williams
                  Participant

                    How long have you been on these drugs? The reason I ask is that it can take time for them to show that they are working. How long did they wait to do the first scans after you started treatment?  The last question is are you seeing a Melanoma specialist? Wishing you the best!!! Ed

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