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Round 2 of Ipi completed

Forums General Melanoma Community Round 2 of Ipi completed

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    Sharyn
    Participant
    Hi everyone,
    Just back from Montreal and my 2nd round of Ipi is now completed. I had virtually no side effects from Round 1, so I'm hoping for the same this time.  
    I also got my Sept 16 CT scan report. It only picked up 2 of the 4 brain tumors that I had treated in May. One is unchanged, the other increased from 6mm to 10mm. I can only assume the other two are either gone, or have shrunk too small to be detected. The lung tumor has increased from 4.4cm x 3cm to 5.5cm x 3.8cm, and the one on my back is now 3cm x 1.5cm.

    Hi everyone,
    Just back from Montreal and my 2nd round of Ipi is now completed. I had virtually no side effects from Round 1, so I'm hoping for the same this time.  
    I also got my Sept 16 CT scan report. It only picked up 2 of the 4 brain tumors that I had treated in May. One is unchanged, the other increased from 6mm to 10mm. I can only assume the other two are either gone, or have shrunk too small to be detected. The lung tumor has increased from 4.4cm x 3cm to 5.5cm x 3.8cm, and the one on my back is now 3cm x 1.5cm. Now remember, this CT scan was done BEFORE I started treatment, so these latest numbers are the baseline for my current treatment. In early December I'll have more scans done, and we'll compare the results to the Sept 16 scan to see if the treatment is working or not. That's about it for now. Thanks so much for your continued prayers and support.
    Hugs
    Sharyn
    Stage IV
    Dx Mar 2006, WLE, SNB, ILP, PV-10, Hysterectomy, GM-CSF, WBRT, Temodar, BRAF negative, SRS, Mastectomy, and now Ipilimumab 

     

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      yensidw
      Participant

      Great news that you had no side effects.  You have been through so much.  Will pray that your December scans show that the treatment is working. 

       

      Janis

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      yensidw
      Participant

      Great news that you had no side effects.  You have been through so much.  Will pray that your December scans show that the treatment is working. 

       

      Janis

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      Jim M.
      Participant

      Sharyn,

       I'm glad the Ipi treatment is going well. As your immune system increasingly is reved up you may experience more side effects. That could be a good thing and an indicator you are a responder. I pray for continued success with Ipi and a shrinkage/ diappearence of the tumors.

       God Bless,

       Jim M.

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      Jim M.
      Participant

      Sharyn,

       I'm glad the Ipi treatment is going well. As your immune system increasingly is reved up you may experience more side effects. That could be a good thing and an indicator you are a responder. I pray for continued success with Ipi and a shrinkage/ diappearence of the tumors.

       God Bless,

       Jim M.

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      James from Sydney
      Participant

      Hi Sharyn

      You are one tough girl, hoping for great December Scans!

      best wishes

      James

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      James from Sydney
      Participant

      Hi Sharyn

      You are one tough girl, hoping for great December Scans!

      best wishes

      James

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      Fen
      Participant

      Praying for no side effects this time too!  I hope you're feeling well and that the December scans are magnificent!  Keep us posted.

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      Fen
      Participant

      Praying for no side effects this time too!  I hope you're feeling well and that the December scans are magnificent!  Keep us posted.

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      Bonnie Lea
      Participant

      here's to our Newfie

      great straight and tall (not)

      lets stand by our Newfie

      and let her hear our call

       

      Sharyn….I am praying, so very hard for the December scans to just wow them in the best way off their little oncologist feets.

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      Bonnie Lea
      Participant

      here's to our Newfie

      great straight and tall (not)

      lets stand by our Newfie

      and let her hear our call

       

      Sharyn….I am praying, so very hard for the December scans to just wow them in the best way off their little oncologist feets.

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      lhaley
      Participant

      You have been through so much!! Hoping that Ippi is your magic bullet to get rid of the melanoma so you can get on with your life!

      Sending good vibes and hugs your way,

      Linda

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      lhaley
      Participant

      You have been through so much!! Hoping that Ippi is your magic bullet to get rid of the melanoma so you can get on with your life!

      Sending good vibes and hugs your way,

      Linda

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      SandraDee
      Participant

      Sharyn:

      Man, you are something else!  Here's to continued no side effects, and to ipi putting the final ka-bash on this crap, ONCE AND FOR ALL!  How are you feeling?  I know how mentally exhuasting this is, Sharyn!  I can relate – 100%.  I am blessed to know you.

      Prayers, prayers and more prayers, to my NEWFIE WARRIOR!!

      Hugest of hugs!

      Sandy

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      SandraDee
      Participant

      Sharyn:

      Man, you are something else!  Here's to continued no side effects, and to ipi putting the final ka-bash on this crap, ONCE AND FOR ALL!  How are you feeling?  I know how mentally exhuasting this is, Sharyn!  I can relate – 100%.  I am blessed to know you.

      Prayers, prayers and more prayers, to my NEWFIE WARRIOR!!

      Hugest of hugs!

      Sandy

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