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    Nebr78
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      I have had a very good friend of mine says that he knows of two people that went somewhere in Mexico and got cured of Melanoma.  Of course you never know if you are cured.        It cost a lot of money $25,000.      This friend is not barking up a tree.   He is from Iowa and I am from Nebr.  We were in service together in Korea (1951.       Does anyone know if any of our Cancer research people have looked into this.   I would think they would and give an evaluation. &

      I have had a very good friend of mine says that he knows of two people that went somewhere in Mexico and got cured of Melanoma.  Of course you never know if you are cured.        It cost a lot of money $25,000.      This friend is not barking up a tree.   He is from Iowa and I am from Nebr.  We were in service together in Korea (1951.       Does anyone know if any of our Cancer research people have looked into this.   I would think they would and give an evaluation.     There is a fox in the chicken house somewhere.    Ipilimumab was supposed to be approved in Dec. 2010 and then in March 2011, and so far hasn't.    Is there any good reason for this.  I have 2 lumps in lung (4 cent. and 2 cent) and what I have been getting does no good.   Is reasearch really being done?????????????????

       

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        MichaelFL
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          Ipilimumab (also known as MDX-010 or MDX-101) which was developed by Bristol-Myers Squibb and was FDA approved in the United States on March 25, 2011, and is now marketed as Yervoy. If you scroll down, you can read other posts concerning Yervoy, costs etc.

          Be wary of these so called cures in Mexico.

          Michael

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          MichaelFL
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            Ipilimumab (also known as MDX-010 or MDX-101) which was developed by Bristol-Myers Squibb and was FDA approved in the United States on March 25, 2011, and is now marketed as Yervoy. If you scroll down, you can read other posts concerning Yervoy, costs etc.

            Be wary of these so called cures in Mexico.

            Michael

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              Nebr78
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                I am wary of treatment in Mexico but I wonder if anyone in research field has looked to see what they are.???

                Surely someone has.  I am going to try Am Cancer Society and National Cancer Society but really don't think they know a heck of a lot.

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                Nebr78
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                  Micheal:    You said to scroll down to get cost, etc for this Yervoy.  It will not scrool down on your reply.   I tried everytrhing I know (which isn't much) but cannot comeup with anything.     Do you mind sending me some more instructions. 

                  Thanks,        Nebr78

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                  EmilyandMike
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                    Just google Ipilimumab and you will see all the news from Friday when it was FDA approved.  Michael meant scroll down the forum posting.

                    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-03-25/bristol-myers-squibb-wins-u-s-fda-approval-for-new-melanoma-medicine.html

                    The mexico thing is probably Gerson therapy – google that also.  It is heavy juicing and enemas.  It is probably really good for you but it is not a cure.

                    Best,

                    Emily

                     

                     

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                    EmilyandMike
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                      Just google Ipilimumab and you will see all the news from Friday when it was FDA approved.  Michael meant scroll down the forum posting.

                      http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-03-25/bristol-myers-squibb-wins-u-s-fda-approval-for-new-melanoma-medicine.html

                      The mexico thing is probably Gerson therapy – google that also.  It is heavy juicing and enemas.  It is probably really good for you but it is not a cure.

                      Best,

                      Emily

                       

                       

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                      dian in spokane
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                        Nebraska, you have to go back to the main list of topics to see all the topics, then pick out the ones involving Ipililmumab. There are several of them over the last few days. You could also just plug Yervoy into your Google and it will bring up many news articles on the topic from the last few days.

                        And listen..about that Mexico cure. IT is MOST LIKELY BOGUS!

                        This is not to imply that your friend is lying, he may have had a remission. Many of us go through periods of time when we feel like our melanoma is GONE. NED..no evidence of disease, can be a result of surgery or even spontaneous remission.

                        If there were a CURE for melanoma out there, anywhere, it would be shouted from the rooftops. If Mexico had a cure, they'd be selling that cure to people all over the world. Think of the money that company would be making if they had a cure.

                        I know it's attractive to want to believe in such a thing.

                        I hope you are seeing a good melanoma specialist somewhere here in the US. Have you considered MD Anderson? Nebraska is not that far from Texas…

                         

                        good luck to you.

                        Dian in Spokane

                        waltzing with melanoma since 1983

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                        dian in spokane
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                          Nebraska, you have to go back to the main list of topics to see all the topics, then pick out the ones involving Ipililmumab. There are several of them over the last few days. You could also just plug Yervoy into your Google and it will bring up many news articles on the topic from the last few days.

                          And listen..about that Mexico cure. IT is MOST LIKELY BOGUS!

                          This is not to imply that your friend is lying, he may have had a remission. Many of us go through periods of time when we feel like our melanoma is GONE. NED..no evidence of disease, can be a result of surgery or even spontaneous remission.

                          If there were a CURE for melanoma out there, anywhere, it would be shouted from the rooftops. If Mexico had a cure, they'd be selling that cure to people all over the world. Think of the money that company would be making if they had a cure.

                          I know it's attractive to want to believe in such a thing.

                          I hope you are seeing a good melanoma specialist somewhere here in the US. Have you considered MD Anderson? Nebraska is not that far from Texas…

                           

                          good luck to you.

                          Dian in Spokane

                          waltzing with melanoma since 1983

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                            Nebr78:

                            Michael was just telling you to scroll through the other questions that had been posted.  In the last 3 days, there have been many postings about Yervoy/Ipilimumab.  It has been FDA approved so now it may be possible for you to get that treatment if you are interested.  Since it is new, there are still questions on insurance, etc, but it appears that from most of the info out there, insurance will probably cover it.

                            Here's a link to the bulletin board again, and you can just scroll down through all the replies looking for the info on Yervoy..

                            http://www.melanoma.org/community/mpip-melanoma-patients-information-page

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                            Janner
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                              Nebr78:

                              Michael was just telling you to scroll through the other questions that had been posted.  In the last 3 days, there have been many postings about Yervoy/Ipilimumab.  It has been FDA approved so now it may be possible for you to get that treatment if you are interested.  Since it is new, there are still questions on insurance, etc, but it appears that from most of the info out there, insurance will probably cover it.

                              Here's a link to the bulletin board again, and you can just scroll down through all the replies looking for the info on Yervoy..

                              http://www.melanoma.org/community/mpip-melanoma-patients-information-page

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                              Nebr78
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                                Micheal:    You said to scroll down to get cost, etc for this Yervoy.  It will not scrool down on your reply.   I tried everytrhing I know (which isn't much) but cannot comeup with anything.     Do you mind sending me some more instructions. 

                                Thanks,        Nebr78

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                                Nebr78
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                                  I am wary of treatment in Mexico but I wonder if anyone in research field has looked to see what they are.???

                                  Surely someone has.  I am going to try Am Cancer Society and National Cancer Society but really don't think they know a heck of a lot.

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