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      Hey all,

      Just had another round of clean scans (CT chest and abdomen pelvis) which puts me at NED for 1 1/2 years while on Taf/Mek combo!  Had immediate response after recurring in lung and perinoteal nodes.

      My question is…could mel "skip" the nodes and move to brain? I'm  only asking because for the past month or so I've  been experiencing light headedness, dizzy spells and being off balance. Cognitively I  feel fine.

      Of course I  will share my concerns with onc, and I'm  sure he will order mri. Just wanted some opinions.

      Thanks, as always, and keep up the fight!


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          Hepatic / vascular metastasis is always possible with deep lesions, although I don't know if this can occur without concurrent lymphatic involvement.

          I think you are wise to raise the symptoms and pursue this aggressively, as with all things melanoma.


            A quick answer is Yes. When was your last brain MRI? If it's been a while, then you're do for one anyway. Best to check it out and get the all clear up stairs too. 

              Hi Laurie
              I had ippi which had i was stable for year and half then found brain tumour but still stable eles where for 2 years now. Know its not same treatment you had but i had my brain tumour treated last march and going for my next scans on April 22nd
              Scooby x

                  So nice to hear about ur effective treatments, Scoob, what was your brain treatment? Pls share, a learner here.  

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