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“Good news”…

Forums General Melanoma Community “Good news”…

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    himynameiskevin
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      …the doctor said with a smile.

      …the doctor said with a smile.

      Just sat and talked  to my doctor and she said, as a whole, the scans show my tumors have shrunk about 10%. Some more than others. The scans show no new tumors and my brain is still clear. So this is great. She, along with a few other have told me it's usually the second month that shows the most progress or lack there of, of the treatment. And to see this progress, in the first month, I'm assuming, and hoping might be a good thing. I've also been told that there is a chance, this could be a result of the chemotherapy part of the treatment and not necessarily from the t-cells. Next month will tell a lot more. But regardless of what's working, this stuff, that was spreading rapidly, has currently stopped, and somewhat shrunk for the time being. So I'm a happy guy either way. :) :) :)

      And that's it for now. I've got to head out and catch my shuttle to the airport. Hopefully my flights are still a go and I can catch up on some sleep in a warm bed at home tonight.

      Thanks for the ongoing support and well wishes.
      Talk to you all soon.
      -Kevin
       

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        Sherron
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          Hi Kevin,  It is so good to hear from some wonderful news here.  And hope the next month brings even better news for you.

          Take Care,

          Sherron, wife to Jim FOREVER

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          Sherron
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            Hi Kevin,  It is so good to hear from some wonderful news here.  And hope the next month brings even better news for you.

            Take Care,

            Sherron, wife to Jim FOREVER

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            Jerry from Cape Cod
            Participant

              Kevin,

              Wonderful news. 

              Jerry from Cape Cod

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              Jerry from Cape Cod
              Participant

                Kevin,

                Wonderful news. 

                Jerry from Cape Cod

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                Phil S
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                  Kevin    So happy to hear your news, I have followed your story with such hope that adoptive cell transfer is the magic treatment for you.  My husband is entering his ninth month of interferon, but also reads nightly on this Bulletin all the stories and treatments other melanoma patients are doing.  You are in our prayers!  Best Wishes to you and your wife, I am sure that she is super relieved!   Valerie (Phil's wife)

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                  Phil S
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                    Kevin    So happy to hear your news, I have followed your story with such hope that adoptive cell transfer is the magic treatment for you.  My husband is entering his ninth month of interferon, but also reads nightly on this Bulletin all the stories and treatments other melanoma patients are doing.  You are in our prayers!  Best Wishes to you and your wife, I am sure that she is super relieved!   Valerie (Phil's wife)

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                    lhaley
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                      YES!!!!  Love to hear good news like that!  The fact that you have stopped the growth is so important. Can't wait to hear about further shrinkage in the following months.

                      Have a safe trip home,

                      Linda

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                      lhaley
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                        YES!!!!  Love to hear good news like that!  The fact that you have stopped the growth is so important. Can't wait to hear about further shrinkage in the following months.

                        Have a safe trip home,

                        Linda

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                        molly
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                          Kevin….I am so happy for your good news, WONDERFUL! Hope you can get your flight and be home soon.

                          molly

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                          molly
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                            Kevin….I am so happy for your good news, WONDERFUL! Hope you can get your flight and be home soon.

                            molly

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                            joy_
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                              So happy for you!

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                              joy_
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                                So happy for you!

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                                triciad
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                                  Kevin,

                                  I am so happy to hear the news.  You are in my prayers for a complete response.  Keep up the positive outlook and get some rest!

                                  Tricia

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                                  triciad
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                                    Kevin,

                                    I am so happy to hear the news.  You are in my prayers for a complete response.  Keep up the positive outlook and get some rest!

                                    Tricia

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                                    James from Sydney
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                                      Kevin what great news, i hope you get to 50% on the next scans.

                                      best wishes

                                      James

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                                      James from Sydney
                                      Participant

                                        Kevin what great news, i hope you get to 50% on the next scans.

                                        best wishes

                                        James

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                                          Laurie from maine
                                          Participant

                                            YEAH!  soo happy for you.  Enjoy your happy news and your warm bed :)

                                            laurie from maine

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                                            Laurie from maine
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                                              YEAH!  soo happy for you.  Enjoy your happy news and your warm bed :)

                                              laurie from maine

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                                            jag
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                                              Kevin, you just made my day.

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                                              jag
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                                                Kevin, you just made my day.

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                                                Jim in Denver
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                                                  Hey Kevin,

                                                  Great news – thanks for posting.  Your positive attitude never ceases to amaze me and I am really pumped to hear that you are getting results!  Enjoy a well deserved respite and time with your wife. 

                                                  Best,

                                                  Jim

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                                                  Jim in Denver
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                                                    Hey Kevin,

                                                    Great news – thanks for posting.  Your positive attitude never ceases to amaze me and I am really pumped to hear that you are getting results!  Enjoy a well deserved respite and time with your wife. 

                                                    Best,

                                                    Jim

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                                                    Rocco
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                                                      Clinical Trial ParticipantNED

                                                      Really wonderful news Kevin!  I hope that next month's results are even better!  Such great news – thanks for making my day!

                                                      Rocco – Stage IV

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                                                      Rocco
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                                                        Clinical Trial ParticipantNED

                                                        Really wonderful news Kevin!  I hope that next month's results are even better!  Such great news – thanks for making my day!

                                                        Rocco – Stage IV

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                                                        Fen
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                                                          yipppeeee!!! Thanks for posting, Kevin, good news is always welcome.

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                                                          Fen
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                                                            yipppeeee!!! Thanks for posting, Kevin, good news is always welcome.

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                                                            King
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                                                              Kevin,

                                                              I see this as very good news!  I hope you made it home to a nice, warm bed.  Rest up and celebrate.  I pray the very good news continues.

                                                               

                                                              Stay Strong

                                                              King

                                                              Stage IV  7/05 Liver mets

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                                                              King
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                                                                Kevin,

                                                                I see this as very good news!  I hope you made it home to a nice, warm bed.  Rest up and celebrate.  I pray the very good news continues.

                                                                 

                                                                Stay Strong

                                                                King

                                                                Stage IV  7/05 Liver mets

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                                                                BethA in VA
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                                                                  So happy to hear your news.  Have a safe trip home.  Beth 3/B

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                                                                  BethA in VA
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                                                                    So happy to hear your news.  Have a safe trip home.  Beth 3/B

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                                                                    2atlascedars
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                                                                      Congrats!! That is such a promising start. I am so glad you were able to get to your appointment so you could get this fantastic news.

                                                                      I loved the original “triple smile”…it is certainly justified right now.

                                                                      BTW…be sure to keep some earplugs with you when traveiing. I travel a lot and have found PA systems and cleaning crews can cause an airport to be very noisy throughout the night. They can help you get the sleep needed to keep your immune system up and running.

                                                                      Best regards,
                                                                      Mark from California

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                                                                        Vermont_Donna
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                                                                          Hi Kevin,

                                                                            That is GREAT news!! Enjoy being home!!

                                                                          Vermont_Donna,

                                                                          stage 3a, currently doing an ipi trial

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                                                                          Vermont_Donna
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                                                                            Hi Kevin,

                                                                              That is GREAT news!! Enjoy being home!!

                                                                            Vermont_Donna,

                                                                            stage 3a, currently doing an ipi trial

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                                                                          2atlascedars
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                                                                            Congrats!! That is such a promising start. I am so glad you were able to get to your appointment so you could get this fantastic news.

                                                                            I loved the original “triple smile”…it is certainly justified right now.

                                                                            BTW…be sure to keep some earplugs with you when traveiing. I travel a lot and have found PA systems and cleaning crews can cause an airport to be very noisy throughout the night. They can help you get the sleep needed to keep your immune system up and running.

                                                                            Best regards,
                                                                            Mark from California

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                                                                            Rebecca and Bob
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                                                                              Kevin,

                                                                               

                                                                              Sounds like good news and we would have seen you in the waiting room if my husband didn't have to change his dates for his appointments. It's great to hear your having a response, we always hear good things about that treatment. We also know if my husband needs it that would be our next stop. I think your in great hands, they move very quickly there and watch you so closely.

                                                                              Good luck, thinking of you and sending a prayer your way!

                                                                              Rebecca

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                                                                              Rebecca and Bob
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                                                                                Kevin,

                                                                                 

                                                                                Sounds like good news and we would have seen you in the waiting room if my husband didn't have to change his dates for his appointments. It's great to hear your having a response, we always hear good things about that treatment. We also know if my husband needs it that would be our next stop. I think your in great hands, they move very quickly there and watch you so closely.

                                                                                Good luck, thinking of you and sending a prayer your way!

                                                                                Rebecca

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                                                                                JakeinNY
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                                                                                  Keep it up Kevin!!!

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                                                                                  JakeinNY
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                                                                                    Keep it up Kevin!!!

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                                                                                    tricialeigh44
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                                                                                      Kevin, that is awesome news! I was waiting for your email, so I thought I would check on here. SOOOOO happy for you and Brenda! LOVE good news.

                                                                                      Congrats!!

                                                                                      Tricia

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                                                                                      tricialeigh44
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                                                                                        Kevin, that is awesome news! I was waiting for your email, so I thought I would check on here. SOOOOO happy for you and Brenda! LOVE good news.

                                                                                        Congrats!!

                                                                                        Tricia

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                                                                                        Wife of Carl
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                                                                                          Kevin,

                                                                                          Congrats!!  This is very encouraging and great news!  Lets hope that the next scans are even better!

                                                                                          Pat

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                                                                                          Wife of Carl
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                                                                                            Kevin,

                                                                                            Congrats!!  This is very encouraging and great news!  Lets hope that the next scans are even better!

                                                                                            Pat

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                                                                                            Sharyn
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                                                                                              Go, T-cells go!!! What an encouraging report!  I'm delighted for you!

                                                                                              Hugs

                                                                                              Sharyn, Stage IV (ipi)

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                                                                                              Sharyn
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                                                                                                Go, T-cells go!!! What an encouraging report!  I'm delighted for you!

                                                                                                Hugs

                                                                                                Sharyn, Stage IV (ipi)

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