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Just got back from Oncology appointment

Forums General Melanoma Community Just got back from Oncology appointment

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    dodgedh2
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      It's been 4-1/2 years now since my surgery and stil NED! Onc says that if my next scan (6 months) comes in clean, he will be releasing me to my PC to monitor. No need to come back unless new symtoms develop. I'm still letting it sink in. Can't believe I made it this long and I'll be glad to not have those occurannces of scanxiety every 6 months. I can't shake the thought though that this monster can come back at any time, any place, and without symptoms.

      It's been 4-1/2 years now since my surgery and stil NED! Onc says that if my next scan (6 months) comes in clean, he will be releasing me to my PC to monitor. No need to come back unless new symtoms develop. I'm still letting it sink in. Can't believe I made it this long and I'll be glad to not have those occurannces of scanxiety every 6 months. I can't shake the thought though that this monster can come back at any time, any place, and without symptoms. I'm sure my next scan is going to be a real trial for my nerves, but I'm praying that I make it with another clean bill of health.

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        aldakota22
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          Congradulations on keeping your NED status.Hopefully on my way to be officially NED with scans later this month.Posts like this are uplifting and inspiring for so many of us .Keep us updated in your jouneyWill be in my prayers..Beat the Beast.   Al

          aldakota22
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            Congradulations on keeping your NED status.Hopefully on my way to be officially NED with scans later this month.Posts like this are uplifting and inspiring for so many of us .Keep us updated in your jouneyWill be in my prayers..Beat the Beast.   Al

            aldakota22
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              Congradulations on keeping your NED status.Hopefully on my way to be officially NED with scans later this month.Posts like this are uplifting and inspiring for so many of us .Keep us updated in your jouneyWill be in my prayers..Beat the Beast.   Al

              JakeinNY
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                Great news!!!

                Even after your next scan is clear, please keep coming on here and post at least once per year!

                JakeinNY
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                  Great news!!!

                  Even after your next scan is clear, please keep coming on here and post at least once per year!

                  JakeinNY
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                    Great news!!!

                    Even after your next scan is clear, please keep coming on here and post at least once per year!

                      dodgedh2
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                        I will be continuing to participate on this board. It has helped me get through some very difficult times and I know how important it is for others that are just beginning this journey.

                        dodgedh2
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                          I will be continuing to participate on this board. It has helped me get through some very difficult times and I know how important it is for others that are just beginning this journey.

                          dodgedh2
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                            I will be continuing to participate on this board. It has helped me get through some very difficult times and I know how important it is for others that are just beginning this journey.

                          Linny
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                            That is great news!! Yeah, the scanxiety we experience with those 6 month scans is brutal. Think positive: you're going to do just fine on that last scan. laugh

                            Linny
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                              That is great news!! Yeah, the scanxiety we experience with those 6 month scans is brutal. Think positive: you're going to do just fine on that last scan. laugh

                              Linny
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                                That is great news!! Yeah, the scanxiety we experience with those 6 month scans is brutal. Think positive: you're going to do just fine on that last scan. laugh

                                _Paul_
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                                  Congratulations on your results! It is so encouraging to here your success. Thank you for posting.
                                  _Paul_
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                                    Congratulations on your results! It is so encouraging to here your success. Thank you for posting.
                                    _Paul_
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                                      Congratulations on your results! It is so encouraging to here your success. Thank you for posting.
                                      buckytom
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                                        Thank you for posting! As newly diagnosed it is extremely encouraging to hear about those that are fighting this disease! Good luck – and my prayers are with you!

                                        buckytom
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                                          Thank you for posting! As newly diagnosed it is extremely encouraging to hear about those that are fighting this disease! Good luck – and my prayers are with you!

                                          buckytom
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                                            Thank you for posting! As newly diagnosed it is extremely encouraging to hear about those that are fighting this disease! Good luck – and my prayers are with you!

                                            buffcody
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                                              As a fellow U. of M. patient, I am especially heartened and gladdened by your great news. Just out of curiosity, what onclogist have you been working with there?

                                              buffcody
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                                                As a fellow U. of M. patient, I am especially heartened and gladdened by your great news. Just out of curiosity, what onclogist have you been working with there?

                                                buffcody
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                                                  As a fellow U. of M. patient, I am especially heartened and gladdened by your great news. Just out of curiosity, what onclogist have you been working with there?

                                                    dodgedh2
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                                                      I've been working with Dr. Redman  in the Melanoma Clinic at University Hospitol (U of M).

                                                      dodgedh2
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                                                        I've been working with Dr. Redman  in the Melanoma Clinic at University Hospitol (U of M).

                                                        dodgedh2
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                                                          I've been working with Dr. Redman  in the Melanoma Clinic at University Hospitol (U of M).

                                                          buffcody
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                                                            I've been working with his sidekick, Chris Lao.

                                                            buffcody
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                                                              I've been working with his sidekick, Chris Lao.

                                                              buffcody
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                                                                I've been working with his sidekick, Chris Lao.

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