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Brents Scans on Gsk Mek

Forums General Melanoma Community Brents Scans on Gsk Mek

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    sharmon
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    Hello, Since February and again  last week Brent had his scans and continues to be stable and they think one of his tumors in his lungs is completely gone.  He is now on his 9th month and the rash is managable.  He has some fatique but able to do most anything he wants to.  As part of the treatment they wanted to test the tissue again for mutation changes and decided to go into the groin this time as they thought that the lymph nodes that had shown up in the scans would be easier to reach than the lungs.  Well the proceedure never got and melanoma out of t

    Hello, Since February and again  last week Brent had his scans and continues to be stable and they think one of his tumors in his lungs is completely gone.  He is now on his 9th month and the rash is managable.  He has some fatique but able to do most anything he wants to.  As part of the treatment they wanted to test the tissue again for mutation changes and decided to go into the groin this time as they thought that the lymph nodes that had shown up in the scans would be easier to reach than the lungs.  Well the proceedure never got and melanoma out of those spots…. only lymph fluid and they tried two different spots that showed up on the scans!!!!.   So we have to try to biopsy the lung tumors in December.  Interesting… his doctor was out of the country last week and we are going to talk to him to go over the scans and results this week.  Good luck to all of you and thanks for being there.  We read every post.

     

    Sharon and Brent ( stage 4)

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      Jerry from Cape Cod
      Participant

      Sharon,

      Thanks for the good news.

      Jerry from Cape Cod

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      Jerry from Cape Cod
      Participant

      Sharon,

      Thanks for the good news.

      Jerry from Cape Cod

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      jag
      Participant

      Sharon, may Brent show stable/shrinkage for month's to years to come.

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      jag
      Participant

      Sharon, may Brent show stable/shrinkage for month's to years to come.

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      Jim M.
      Participant

      Hi Sharon,

      I'm glad Brent is stable. Since the procedure only extracted lymph fluid is it possible he has no melanoma in the lymph nodes?

      God Bless,

       Jim M.

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        sharmon
        Participant

        Hi Jim,  That is we are thinking,  that the lymph nodes are not full of  melanoma, just swollen from a cold or due to the mek drug.

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        sharmon
        Participant

        Hi Jim,  That is we are thinking,  that the lymph nodes are not full of  melanoma, just swollen from a cold or due to the mek drug.

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      Jim M.
      Participant

      Hi Sharon,

      I'm glad Brent is stable. Since the procedure only extracted lymph fluid is it possible he has no melanoma in the lymph nodes?

      God Bless,

       Jim M.

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      Lori CO
      Participant

      Hi Sharon,

      That's great news!! I'm in my 8th MEK cycle with scans next week.

      Keep fighting,

      Lori

      Stage IV

      Grand Junction, CO

       

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      Lori CO
      Participant

      Hi Sharon,

      That's great news!! I'm in my 8th MEK cycle with scans next week.

      Keep fighting,

      Lori

      Stage IV

      Grand Junction, CO

       

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