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Almost 7 years Stage III and still going strong

Forums General Melanoma Community Almost 7 years Stage III and still going strong

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      Sometimes this board gets a bit scary so I thought I'd follow suit with what another poster did a short while ago and offer hope to those of you who are newly diagnosed.

      When I was diagnosed near the end of 2010 with an unknown primary, I was a complete basket case. Saw Dr. Sharfmann at Johns Hopkins on August 30 and am still NED. Life has been good so far. Am grateful to have a facility like Hopkins close to where we live. 

      If you're newly diagnosed and scared to death, there is hope. When I was diagnosed there weren't many offerings at all in terms of treatment, even for those who were at Stage IV. This has dramaticlly changed and continues to change for the better.  I do feel we are on the cusp of controlling, if not even curing, melanoma.


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          Great to hear the good news.  Right behind you, coming up on 6 years.  As many more informed parties have said repeatedly, statistics are statistics and individuals can use those as a guideline but nothing more.  I too am very grateful and pray every day for all on this site.


            Love this… thank you!


              Awesome!  c

              sister of patient

                Here's to a lifetime of NED and I love your last line too!! Great post. Thank you for sharing, best wishes always!



                  Good to hear, I too have the same past as you….also celebrating 7 years NED.  Congrats to you!

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