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Everyday Health Melanoma Article

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    Erinmay22
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      A few weeks ago I had an editor from Everyday Health ask if they could film me for a piece on Melanoma for awareness.  Here is what they put together. 
       
       
      It's nice to hear more and more folks talking about it.  Although we always see discussions of it go up this time of the year!  
       
      As as update on me – I had scans again this past week.  The lymph node they are watching continues to shrink.  The lung spot that showed up 4 weeks ago is gone.  There was a tiny spot on my L5 vertebrae but the doctor didn't seem concerned at all about that (but it's much easier for him not to worry…)  But still feeling pretty good!   And hopefully all heading in the right direction! 
      Erin

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        kylez
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          Erin,
           
          That was a really well done interview that's very informative about skin cancer to the many folks that haven't run into it, especially that it's not just for the skin. 
           
          Your phrases "…continues to shrink" and "is gone" are great ones. I hear you on worry about the spot on the verterbrae. FWIW rbruce has been on an MK-3475 trial for over a year now, and has said that along with other shrinkages elsewhere, he's also been seeing reduced SUVs in bone mets on PET scans. 
           
          It alwasy humbling to see the fights that you and other people have gone through and are going through.
           
          – Kyle
          kylez
          Participant

             

            Erin,
             
            That was a really well done interview that's very informative about skin cancer to the many folks that haven't run into it, especially that it's not just for the skin. 
             
            Your phrases "…continues to shrink" and "is gone" are great ones. I hear you on worry about the spot on the verterbrae. FWIW rbruce has been on an MK-3475 trial for over a year now, and has said that along with other shrinkages elsewhere, he's also been seeing reduced SUVs in bone mets on PET scans. 
             
            It alwasy humbling to see the fights that you and other people have gone through and are going through.
             
            – Kyle
              Erinmay22
              Participant
                Kyle –

                Thanks so much for the note! I appreciate it. Yeah I think they did a good job. And the main goal was to help others understand melanoma is more than just a mole removed. The folks filming had no idea all the tumors i have had internally are all skin cancer. So hopefully it will help create some awareness!

                Erin

                Erinmay22
                Participant
                  Kyle –

                  Thanks so much for the note! I appreciate it. Yeah I think they did a good job. And the main goal was to help others understand melanoma is more than just a mole removed. The folks filming had no idea all the tumors i have had internally are all skin cancer. So hopefully it will help create some awareness!

                  Erin

                  Erinmay22
                  Participant
                    Kyle –

                    Thanks so much for the note! I appreciate it. Yeah I think they did a good job. And the main goal was to help others understand melanoma is more than just a mole removed. The folks filming had no idea all the tumors i have had internally are all skin cancer. So hopefully it will help create some awareness!

                    Erin

                  kylez
                  Participant

                     

                    Erin,
                     
                    That was a really well done interview that's very informative about skin cancer to the many folks that haven't run into it, especially that it's not just for the skin. 
                     
                    Your phrases "…continues to shrink" and "is gone" are great ones. I hear you on worry about the spot on the verterbrae. FWIW rbruce has been on an MK-3475 trial for over a year now, and has said that along with other shrinkages elsewhere, he's also been seeing reduced SUVs in bone mets on PET scans. 
                     
                    It alwasy humbling to see the fights that you and other people have gone through and are going through.
                     
                    – Kyle
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