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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

          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

            Laurie from maine
            Participant

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

              laurie from maine

              Laurie from maine
              Participant

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

                laurie from maine

                Sherron
                Participant

                  Wonderful News!  Enjoy the weekend and celebrate!

                  Take Care,

                  Sherron, wife to Jim

                  Sherron
                  Participant

                    Wonderful News!  Enjoy the weekend and celebrate!

                    Take Care,

                    Sherron, wife to Jim

                    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

                      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

                        Jerry from Cape Cod
                        Participant

                          What a great way to end the week.

                           

                          Jerry from Cape Cod

                          Jerry from Cape Cod
                          Participant

                            What a great way to end the week.

                             

                            Jerry from Cape Cod

                            lhaley
                            Participant

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

                              Linda

                              lhaley
                              Participant

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

                                Linda

                                dian in spokane
                                Participant

                                  great news!

                                  dian in spokane
                                  Participant

                                    great news!

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