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PET scan shows improvement

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      My July 15 PET/CT scan shows improvement. In March 2016 I had melanoma in many bones. That bone cancer is gone. In April 2018 I had radiation to a tumor under my left jaw. I began immunotherapy in November 2015. If my melanoma does not progress, my oncologist plans to stop immunotherapy in May 2020 when I will have received immunotherapy for 4 1/2 years and have been stable or better for 2 years.

      from PET scan 7/15/2019:

      Head/Neck: There is a small focus of mildly increased uptake again noted in the left parapharyngeal region. This is less intense when compared to the previous examination of 3/6/2019. At that time the peak SUV was 3.2 and now it is 2.6. This corresponds to what was thought to be a necrotic left parapharyngeal lymph node on an MRI dated 5/3/2018. No other areas of abnormal uptake are seen.

      Skeletal: No abnormal uptake is seen. There are scattered areas of sclerosis in the spine and ribs unchanged the previous examination of 3/6/2019 and likely represent treated metastatic disease.

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          Oh Heck Ya Ed! You know we both have followed eachothers progress, we both have had the same topline treatments,,, the pembro, the ipi with the nivo, of course your tumors have responded much better then i have (you know my current story) and im truelly happy for you Ed, good deal!…have a good weekend, great way to end a week huh?!! With good news?…
              Well done Edwin, am glad too to hear some good news
              And Mike, am thinking of and hoping for you too
              Best wishes Mark
              Congrats, Edwin! Wishing you sustained success with your treatments. Also, dreamy to have an end date. Yes.
                  Very Happy for you Edwin!!!!
                  Tracey DoubleTT
                  Excellent, Edwin! May 2020 here he comes!!! c
                    Great news congratulations and hopefully that will be the end of treatment for you in a few months
                    Best wishes
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