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Phil S NED almost One Year

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    Phil S
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    I just wanted to post and tell everyone that my husband had his head MRI and PET/CAT scans yesterday and the results were very positive, as no cancer is appearing on any of these tests.  Just a quick background, my husband was diagnosed with anal melanoma in January 2010, and has completed eight months of interferon.  Since this form of melanoma is rare and often times aggressive, we have been so worried about these scans.  He has recently had a cold and cough that wouldn't resolve and the doctors told us yesterday that he has pneumonia, and I was so happy that

    I just wanted to post and tell everyone that my husband had his head MRI and PET/CAT scans yesterday and the results were very positive, as no cancer is appearing on any of these tests.  Just a quick background, my husband was diagnosed with anal melanoma in January 2010, and has completed eight months of interferon.  Since this form of melanoma is rare and often times aggressive, we have been so worried about these scans.  He has recently had a cold and cough that wouldn't resolve and the doctors told us yesterday that he has pneumonia, and I was so happy that it wasn't the cancer.  He is now doing well (on antibiotics) and ready for four more months of interferon.  He has already lost 35 pounds, and our doctors told us that the average weight loss for a man on interferon is 25 lbs, so we need to fatten him up to tackled the next four months. 

    Anyway, I am mainly posting to tell everyone that we are always thinking and praying for all of you, our melanoma family. Also, I want to encourage all those who are undergoing interferon to know that so far we are holding those melanoma cells back, something that we didn't think we could do one year ago, when they gave us our grim prognosis.  So Keep Fighting!!  Wishing everyone a Happy Holiday season.  We are so excited to be able to spend this special time of the year with our young children with renewed spirit.    Valerie (Phil's Wife)

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      Becky
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      That is great news Valerie! You must be so reilieved. My son also was dx with mucosal (oral) melanoma so I understand how scary that can be. He finished his year of interferon in August and feels great. He lost some weight during the year but he was skinny to begin with so I made him drink extra calorie ensure as often as possible.

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      Becky
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      That is great news Valerie! You must be so reilieved. My son also was dx with mucosal (oral) melanoma so I understand how scary that can be. He finished his year of interferon in August and feels great. He lost some weight during the year but he was skinny to begin with so I made him drink extra calorie ensure as often as possible.

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      jag
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      Nice!  Thanks for the update.

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      jag
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      Nice!  Thanks for the update.

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      jag
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      Nice!  Thanks for the update.

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      jag
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      Nice!  Thanks for the update.

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      JakeinNY
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      Great news Valerie.

      Stay positive, have him be as happy as possible, leave stress in the gutter, and eat well, sleep well, and do right by his immune system.

      Jake

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      JakeinNY
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      Great news Valerie.

      Stay positive, have him be as happy as possible, leave stress in the gutter, and eat well, sleep well, and do right by his immune system.

      Jake

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