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Recent scans

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    KellieSue
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    Had scans on July 22nd. Been taking B-RAF(now Zelboraf) since February. My scan showed some shrinkage and some growth. It was a little scary for awhile because I had to wait all weekend for my dr. to measure my tumors. It ended up only being 6% growth overall! Yah!

    Had scans on July 22nd. Been taking B-RAF(now Zelboraf) since February. My scan showed some shrinkage and some growth. It was a little scary for awhile because I had to wait all weekend for my dr. to measure my tumors. It ended up only being 6% growth overall! Yah!

    I'll continue to see my dr. every 3 weeks and have scans every 8 weeks(I think) I do seem to have a neutrophil problem  at times. I dip down as low as 1200(they have to be at 1500 to continue taking the drug) I get off the drug for a few days(a week at the longest)get retested and am able to continue taking it again.

    My side effects have been very minimal, imo.

    Thanks for sharing in my good news!

    Kellie(from Iowa) Stage IV, on Zelboraf since Feb. 2011

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      lhaley
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      Kellie,

      That is good news!  Glad your doing well and have been one of the success cases that helped to make Zelboraf become FDA approved!

      Linda

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      lhaley
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      Kellie,

      That is good news!  Glad your doing well and have been one of the success cases that helped to make Zelboraf become FDA approved!

      Linda

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      Eileen L
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      Congrats! Enjoy your good news.

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      Eileen L
      Participant

      Congrats! Enjoy your good news.

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      King
      Participant

      Kellie,

       

      Thanks for the update.  You are one tough warrior.  Celebrate this good news!

      Stay Strong
      King

      Stage IV 7/05 Liver mets

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      King
      Participant

      Kellie,

       

      Thanks for the update.  You are one tough warrior.  Celebrate this good news!

      Stay Strong
      King

      Stage IV 7/05 Liver mets

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      triciad
      Participant

      Kellie,

      Keep the momentum going!  Congratulations on the good scans.

      Tricia

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      triciad
      Participant

      Kellie,

      Keep the momentum going!  Congratulations on the good scans.

      Tricia

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      FormerCaregiver
      Participant

      Congratulations on the very good scan results! I really think that the year of Leukine has helped your immune system to keep things fairly stable.

      Best wishes

      Frank from Australia

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      FormerCaregiver
      Participant

      Congratulations on the very good scan results! I really think that the year of Leukine has helped your immune system to keep things fairly stable.

      Best wishes

      Frank from Australia

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        Lisa13
        Participant

        Congratulations Kellie for good scan results.  I hope your scans and journey continue to be positive news.

        Lisa – Stage 4 – lung mets – Started Yervoy August 10th

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        Lisa13
        Participant

        Congratulations Kellie for good scan results.  I hope your scans and journey continue to be positive news.

        Lisa – Stage 4 – lung mets – Started Yervoy August 10th

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