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Morning call from the Dr.

Forums General Melanoma Community Morning call from the Dr.

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    emilypen
    Participant

    Normally when my cell phone rings at 8:15am in the morning, I expect to hear not so good news as my family and friends know we're not morning people.

    But today it was my husbands oncologist, calling to tell us that they got all the final measurements from the latest CT scan and his tumours have shrunk by 12%, after only 7 weeks on the study drugs.

    (http://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT01155453)

    Earlier this week we were told there had been no change…. which was great as well as his disease had been really aggressive. So this was just icing on the cake.

    Normally when my cell phone rings at 8:15am in the morning, I expect to hear not so good news as my family and friends know we're not morning people.

    But today it was my husbands oncologist, calling to tell us that they got all the final measurements from the latest CT scan and his tumours have shrunk by 12%, after only 7 weeks on the study drugs.

    (http://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT01155453)

    Earlier this week we were told there had been no change…. which was great as well as his disease had been really aggressive. So this was just icing on the cake.

    Don't usually like to start my day crying but today they were happy tears.

    Have a great weekend all.

     

    Emily

    Husband Stage IV, bone & soft tissue mets

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      Linda/Kentucky
      Participant

      Those are the kind of phone calls you like to get at 8:15 in the a.m.  Very happy for the good news you received.  Shrinkage is thousands time better than progression, especially if it has been aggressive.  I will check out the trial you posted also.

      Hope this gives you a great start to your weekend.

       

      Linda/Kentucky

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      Linda/Kentucky
      Participant

      Those are the kind of phone calls you like to get at 8:15 in the a.m.  Very happy for the good news you received.  Shrinkage is thousands time better than progression, especially if it has been aggressive.  I will check out the trial you posted also.

      Hope this gives you a great start to your weekend.

       

      Linda/Kentucky

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      Laurie from maine
      Participant

      wonderful – what a great phone call to get.   Enjoy your weekend, true reason to celebrate

      laurie from maine

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      Laurie from maine
      Participant

      wonderful – what a great phone call to get.   Enjoy your weekend, true reason to celebrate

      laurie from maine

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      Sherron
      Participant

      Wonderful News!  Enjoy the weekend and celebrate!

      Take Care,

      Sherron, wife to Jim

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      Sherron
      Participant

      Wonderful News!  Enjoy the weekend and celebrate!

      Take Care,

      Sherron, wife to Jim

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      Jim in Denver
      Participant

      Great news!!!  This looks like a promising treatment, and treatment concept, since it blocks more than one pathway at the same time.  Not available in the States yet, but hopfully soon.

      Best Wishes,

      Jim

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      Jim in Denver
      Participant

      Great news!!!  This looks like a promising treatment, and treatment concept, since it blocks more than one pathway at the same time.  Not available in the States yet, but hopfully soon.

      Best Wishes,

      Jim

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      Jerry from Cape Cod
      Participant

      What a great way to end the week.

       

      Jerry from Cape Cod

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      Jerry from Cape Cod
      Participant

      What a great way to end the week.

       

      Jerry from Cape Cod

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      lhaley
      Participant

      Now that's the kind of phone calls we like to hear about!!!  

      Linda

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      lhaley
      Participant

      Now that's the kind of phone calls we like to hear about!!!  

      Linda

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      dian in spokane
      Participant

      great news!

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      dian in spokane
      Participant

      great news!

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