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MRI showed shrinking tumors after WBR

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    Everyday there is an improvement to my left side,  the sciatica has cleared away, lots of muscle waste.  My concern is really the right side of my face: it feels like it asleep,or numb.  What did Amy B. have?

    Everyday there is an improvement to my left side,  the sciatica has cleared away, lots of muscle waste.  My concern is really the right side of my face: it feels like it asleep,or numb.  What did Amy B. have?

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      MichaelFL
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        Glad you are improving, keep it up.

        Not sure of your question-"what did Amy have? Are you asking that she had  WBR? She did. I also believe she had  intrathecal IL-2 for the leptomeningial mets as well.

        Michael

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        MichaelFL
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          Glad you are improving, keep it up.

          Not sure of your question-"what did Amy have? Are you asking that she had  WBR? She did. I also believe she had  intrathecal IL-2 for the leptomeningial mets as well.

          Michael

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          JerryfromFauq
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            Dr Papa is the only Oncologist that i have heard of doing the iL-2 to the brain and spinal area that Amy had done.  Her fluid has tested clear for the last four months of checking.  Now if they will just let her receive other treatments that were stopped (allowing the other tumors to again progress).  Amy's case again shows the point that the MRF has started pushing,  "ONE TYPE OF TREATMENT ALONE IS OFTEN NOT THE TOTAL ANSWER TO MELANOMA."  Dual concurrent treatments are most likely the future of melanoma stage IV treatments.

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              Vermont_Donna
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                Dear Shelley,

                 I am following you here and on the Caring Bridges site. I am glad to see some improvements happening, every day you are getting stronger and have more control over your muscles! Keep up the good work!

                Love from Vermont,

                Vermont_Donna, stage 3a

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                Vermont_Donna
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                  Dear Shelley,

                   I am following you here and on the Caring Bridges site. I am glad to see some improvements happening, every day you are getting stronger and have more control over your muscles! Keep up the good work!

                  Love from Vermont,

                  Vermont_Donna, stage 3a

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                JerryfromFauq
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                  Dr Papa is the only Oncologist that i have heard of doing the iL-2 to the brain and spinal area that Amy had done.  Her fluid has tested clear for the last four months of checking.  Now if they will just let her receive other treatments that were stopped (allowing the other tumors to again progress).  Amy's case again shows the point that the MRF has started pushing,  "ONE TYPE OF TREATMENT ALONE IS OFTEN NOT THE TOTAL ANSWER TO MELANOMA."  Dual concurrent treatments are most likely the future of melanoma stage IV treatments.

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