Fantastic news. Glad to hear you have finished your treatment with hardly any side effects and keep being NED. I was diagnosed in January 2019 with a very similar risk profile. Stage IIIa with micrometastasis in 2 lymph nodes. Here in Germany they don’t measure the size of the deposits in each lymph node, but I had very small pockets in one of the nodes and isolated cells in the second.
I did 1 year of BRAF/MEK treatment and finished the regime in January 2020. So far so good.
I am still worried and every 3 months I go for my check up, which involves ultrasound and detailed blood samples including LDH and S100 levels, I am a nervous wreck during the preceding weeks. All has been normal since the very beginning and my blood work has not changed.
You are right. Internet data is completely outdated. The oncology team here in Germany tells me that with the current developments and code breaking of our genetic makeup , involving all the discoveries around interaction of proteins etc., there might not be a cure, but it should become a very treatable disease for most ,which can be converted into a chronic – controlled illness, much like diabetes, HIV etc.
I pray for all touched by this disease and also my deepest gratitude and respect goes out to all scientists, caretakers and medical staff around the glob.
God bless you.