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Encouraging news from a stage IV survivor

Forums General Melanoma Community Encouraging news from a stage IV survivor

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    MaryD
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      I want to share some news that I hope will encourage all of you who are battling this difficult disease.   I was diagnosed 12 years ago with melanoma, had 5 recurrences including a lung metastatis in 2007, did 1 yr INF, peptide vaccine trial, radiation, Ipi trial, and 6 mos of pulsed IL-2 treatements.

      Last Wednesday I had my 6 month scan which revealed all is clear – 4 1/2 years since the last recurrence!    I am now on the countdown to strive for that 5 year milestone in September.

      I want to share some news that I hope will encourage all of you who are battling this difficult disease.   I was diagnosed 12 years ago with melanoma, had 5 recurrences including a lung metastatis in 2007, did 1 yr INF, peptide vaccine trial, radiation, Ipi trial, and 6 mos of pulsed IL-2 treatements.

      Last Wednesday I had my 6 month scan which revealed all is clear – 4 1/2 years since the last recurrence!    I am now on the countdown to strive for that 5 year milestone in September.

      I thank God every day for this gift and will never take it for granted.      This is a difficult journey to be sure, but know that there is hope, and there are many of us stage IV survivors out there thanks to those who devote their lives to research and finding better treatments.

      I also have to thank the MPIP for playing a huge part in helping me learn so much about this disease and bringing amazing, courageous people into my life.

      Wishing all of you strength .  .and hope . .in your battle

      Mary

       

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        aldakota22
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          Great  post,as it shows that there is hope for stage IV.Praying that we all get to celebrate your 5 year anniversary.Will be looking for your post.Beat the Beast.   Al

          aldakota22
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            Great  post,as it shows that there is hope for stage IV.Praying that we all get to celebrate your 5 year anniversary.Will be looking for your post.Beat the Beast.   Al

            aldakota22
            Participant

              Great  post,as it shows that there is hope for stage IV.Praying that we all get to celebrate your 5 year anniversary.Will be looking for your post.Beat the Beast.   Al

              Hstevens0072
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                Thank you for sharing this great news! It does indeed give us all a boost:)
                Holly
                Hstevens0072
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                  Thank you for sharing this great news! It does indeed give us all a boost:)
                  Holly
                  Hstevens0072
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                    Thank you for sharing this great news! It does indeed give us all a boost:)
                    Holly
                    randallgford
                    Participant

                      Wonderful news, this is just what the doctor ordered for many of us. Thanks for taking

                      the time to post, you are doing a world of good. God bless,

                      Vicki

                      randallgford
                      Participant

                        Wonderful news, this is just what the doctor ordered for many of us. Thanks for taking

                        the time to post, you are doing a world of good. God bless,

                        Vicki

                        randallgford
                        Participant

                          Wonderful news, this is just what the doctor ordered for many of us. Thanks for taking

                          the time to post, you are doing a world of good. God bless,

                          Vicki

                          Kim41
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                            Great news! So glad to read good news. It gives others hope.
                            Kim41
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                              Great news! So glad to read good news. It gives others hope.
                              Kim41
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                                Great news! So glad to read good news. It gives others hope.
                                Rocco
                                Participant

                                  Hi Mary!

                                  Such fantastic news – thanks for sharing!  I appreciate your posts over the years…

                                   

                                  -Rocco, IV since 2005, NED since 2009, ipi responder

                                  Rocco
                                  Participant

                                    Hi Mary!

                                    Such fantastic news – thanks for sharing!  I appreciate your posts over the years…

                                     

                                    -Rocco, IV since 2005, NED since 2009, ipi responder

                                    Rocco
                                    Participant

                                      Hi Mary!

                                      Such fantastic news – thanks for sharing!  I appreciate your posts over the years…

                                       

                                      -Rocco, IV since 2005, NED since 2009, ipi responder

                                      NancyGM
                                      Participant

                                        Mary, Big congrats to you! I, too, am NED…5 years without recurrence and hope our stories can spread hope.

                                        NancyGM
                                        Participant

                                          Mary, Big congrats to you! I, too, am NED…5 years without recurrence and hope our stories can spread hope.

                                          NancyGM
                                          Participant

                                            Mary, Big congrats to you! I, too, am NED…5 years without recurrence and hope our stories can spread hope.

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