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Moving to 6 month scan frequency

Forums General Melanoma Community Moving to 6 month scan frequency

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    Rocco
    Participant

      July CT and MRI were both clean as they've been since 2009.   I pressed my Onc to clear with the trial company (MDX-010) that I could move from quarterly scans to a 6 month scan frequency.  Great feeling as I now have no planned medical appointments until after the New Year.

      Hang in there everyone!  Prayers and good vibes sent to all in this fight..

      – Rocco

      Stage IV since August 2005, IpI responder – last dose in Feb 2009

      July CT and MRI were both clean as they've been since 2009.   I pressed my Onc to clear with the trial company (MDX-010) that I could move from quarterly scans to a 6 month scan frequency.  Great feeling as I now have no planned medical appointments until after the New Year.

      Hang in there everyone!  Prayers and good vibes sent to all in this fight..

      – Rocco

      Stage IV since August 2005, IpI responder – last dose in Feb 2009

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        s Mom
        Participant

          YAY!!  Great news πŸ™‚

          Jeff's Mom (Bridgette)

          s Mom
          Participant

            YAY!!  Great news πŸ™‚

            Jeff's Mom (Bridgette)

            s Mom
            Participant

              YAY!!  Great news πŸ™‚

              Jeff's Mom (Bridgette)

              Gene_S
              Participant

                Hi Rocco,

                Your good news bring a huge smile to my face. πŸ™‚

                Keep up the good work! I am also trying to get my oncologist to extend the times between scans but it hasn't been easy.

                I kid my oncologist that so far I am surviving the cancer treatments and hope that the cure ( including ct scans) don't kill me. I am also doing some research on Iodine as it may help with radiation from ct scans. You might want to research it too.

                Again congratulations and best wishes…  Gene

                Gene_S
                Participant

                  Hi Rocco,

                  Your good news bring a huge smile to my face. πŸ™‚

                  Keep up the good work! I am also trying to get my oncologist to extend the times between scans but it hasn't been easy.

                  I kid my oncologist that so far I am surviving the cancer treatments and hope that the cure ( including ct scans) don't kill me. I am also doing some research on Iodine as it may help with radiation from ct scans. You might want to research it too.

                  Again congratulations and best wishes…  Gene

                  Gene_S
                  Participant

                    Hi Rocco,

                    Your good news bring a huge smile to my face. πŸ™‚

                    Keep up the good work! I am also trying to get my oncologist to extend the times between scans but it hasn't been easy.

                    I kid my oncologist that so far I am surviving the cancer treatments and hope that the cure ( including ct scans) don't kill me. I am also doing some research on Iodine as it may help with radiation from ct scans. You might want to research it too.

                    Again congratulations and best wishes…  Gene

                    Swanee
                    Participant

                      Congratulations Rocco!  This is great news and your post is such an inspiration to this board, thank you for taking the time to post!   You might think…. not to many of us will notice or celebrate…..but please know, this is HUGE and gives tremendous hope to so many of us….you did a good thing today by posting your success!

                      When I first came to this board you were on here quite a bit and I was very hungry for information.  I personally am interested in your info as I feel I follow a similar melanoma type and pattern in disease.  We learn so much from each other and I give thanks for all those that share their info and experiences.

                      I wish you continued success in your melanoma journey and please continue to share with all of us your experiences and results!

                      Take care,

                      Swanee

                      Swanee
                      Participant

                        Congratulations Rocco!  This is great news and your post is such an inspiration to this board, thank you for taking the time to post!   You might think…. not to many of us will notice or celebrate…..but please know, this is HUGE and gives tremendous hope to so many of us….you did a good thing today by posting your success!

                        When I first came to this board you were on here quite a bit and I was very hungry for information.  I personally am interested in your info as I feel I follow a similar melanoma type and pattern in disease.  We learn so much from each other and I give thanks for all those that share their info and experiences.

                        I wish you continued success in your melanoma journey and please continue to share with all of us your experiences and results!

                        Take care,

                        Swanee

                        Swanee
                        Participant

                          Congratulations Rocco!  This is great news and your post is such an inspiration to this board, thank you for taking the time to post!   You might think…. not to many of us will notice or celebrate…..but please know, this is HUGE and gives tremendous hope to so many of us….you did a good thing today by posting your success!

                          When I first came to this board you were on here quite a bit and I was very hungry for information.  I personally am interested in your info as I feel I follow a similar melanoma type and pattern in disease.  We learn so much from each other and I give thanks for all those that share their info and experiences.

                          I wish you continued success in your melanoma journey and please continue to share with all of us your experiences and results!

                          Take care,

                          Swanee

                          aldakota22
                          Participant

                            Happy to read another positive posts.Always an inspiration forme and so many others.Go enjoy your scan free time.In my prayers .Beat the Beast.  Al

                            aldakota22
                            Participant

                              Happy to read another positive posts.Always an inspiration forme and so many others.Go enjoy your scan free time.In my prayers .Beat the Beast.  Al

                              aldakota22
                              Participant

                                Happy to read another positive posts.Always an inspiration forme and so many others.Go enjoy your scan free time.In my prayers .Beat the Beast.  Al

                                Harry in Fair Oaks
                                Participant

                                  I'm jealous!  I've been on 8-week scan schedule for last 16-months, and it's getting old!  Spoke to trial Dr. and he said no way to decrease scanning as FDA will have his hide if he goes against protocol.  (I'm on GSK BRAF/MEK trial.)

                                  – Harry

                                  Harry in Fair Oaks
                                  Participant

                                    I'm jealous!  I've been on 8-week scan schedule for last 16-months, and it's getting old!  Spoke to trial Dr. and he said no way to decrease scanning as FDA will have his hide if he goes against protocol.  (I'm on GSK BRAF/MEK trial.)

                                    – Harry

                                    Harry in Fair Oaks
                                    Participant

                                      I'm jealous!  I've been on 8-week scan schedule for last 16-months, and it's getting old!  Spoke to trial Dr. and he said no way to decrease scanning as FDA will have his hide if he goes against protocol.  (I'm on GSK BRAF/MEK trial.)

                                      – Harry

                                      TSchulz
                                      Participant

                                        Great news and congratulations on decreasing your scanner time!  Thanks for sharing your news. Troy

                                        TSchulz
                                        Participant

                                          Great news and congratulations on decreasing your scanner time!  Thanks for sharing your news. Troy

                                          TSchulz
                                          Participant

                                            Great news and congratulations on decreasing your scanner time!  Thanks for sharing your news. Troy

                                            King
                                            Participant

                                              Rocco,

                                               

                                              Great news!  I, too, just moved to 6 months scans.  This is the first time in 7 years.  It mentally makes you feel so much better though we both know how sneaky mel can be.

                                              Enjoy!

                                              Stay Strong

                                              King

                                              Stage IV  7/05  Liver mets

                                              King
                                              Participant

                                                Rocco,

                                                 

                                                Great news!  I, too, just moved to 6 months scans.  This is the first time in 7 years.  It mentally makes you feel so much better though we both know how sneaky mel can be.

                                                Enjoy!

                                                Stay Strong

                                                King

                                                Stage IV  7/05  Liver mets

                                                King
                                                Participant

                                                  Rocco,

                                                   

                                                  Great news!  I, too, just moved to 6 months scans.  This is the first time in 7 years.  It mentally makes you feel so much better though we both know how sneaky mel can be.

                                                  Enjoy!

                                                  Stay Strong

                                                  King

                                                  Stage IV  7/05  Liver mets

                                                  KevinM
                                                  Participant

                                                    OUTSTANDING!!!

                                                    Way to go Rocco….thrilled for you!!!

                                                    all my best,

                                                    Kevin

                                                    KevinM
                                                    Participant

                                                      OUTSTANDING!!!

                                                      Way to go Rocco….thrilled for you!!!

                                                      all my best,

                                                      Kevin

                                                      KevinM
                                                      Participant

                                                        OUTSTANDING!!!

                                                        Way to go Rocco….thrilled for you!!!

                                                        all my best,

                                                        Kevin

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