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Forums Cutaneous Melanoma Community SCAN RESULTS!!

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      Haven’t talked to my doc yet, but this looks good to me 🙂

      These are the results of the scans I’ve had after 4 months of ipi/nivo treatments following Stage 4 diagnosis:

      Study Result
      Interval decrease in size of the left hilar adenopathy and pulmonary metastases. The hepatic metastases have decreased in the interim.

      The subcutaneous of the peritoneal metastases are noted along the visualized.


      Examination: CT CHEST ABDOMEN PELVIS W CONTRAST, 2/15/2020 9:42 AM

      Clinical History: Secondary malignant neoplasm of liver and intrahepatic bile duct
      Secondary malignant neoplasm of bilateral lungs
      Secondary malignant neoplasm of bilateral lungs
      Metastatic malignant melanoma

      Indication: assess for disease response

      Comparison: November 9, 2019

      Technique: CT of the chest, abdomen, and pelvis was performed with intravenous contrast.


      Technique: Multidetector helical CT data acquisition of the chest, abdomen and pelvis was performed at 2.5 mm axial slice reconstruction following administration of intravenous and oral contrast material.

      COMPARISON: November 19, 2019.


      CHEST: The heart is normal size.

      The left infrahilar adenopathy has completely resolved soft tissue is noted in this region measures 0.3 x 0.5 cm and has decreased in size from 2.5 x 1.6 cm.
      The metastatic lesion present within the left lower lobe has decreased in size from 2.9 x 1.5 cm to 0.9 x 0.6 cm.

      Abdomen and pelvis: Hepatic metastatic lesion present within segment IV measures 1.4 x 0.9 cm and has decreased in size from 2.7 x 2.3 cm.
      There is no intrahepatic or extra hepatic biliary ductal dilation.

      The spleen, the adrenal glands and the pancreas are normal.

      The kidneys demonstrate symmetric contrast enhancement and there is no evidence hydronephrosis. Stranding is seen within the retroperitoneum along the aorta and the celiac axis, is nonspecific and can be followed. The omental nodule seen on the prior examination is no longer visualized.

      Sections through the pelvis demonstrate no fluid collections. There is no pelvic or inguinal adenopathy.

      The nodules present within the left gluteal region in the anterior abdominal fat are no longer visualized. No definite skeletal metastases are noted.

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          Wonderful news.

          I just had my first scans after starting the combo and had shrinkage of everything a clean brain MRI for the first time in three years.

              AMAZING! Congratulations! I hope and pray for everyone going through this sh!t, that they are healed and that they get their second chance.
                May we all lead long boring lives. Huzzah!
              ed williams
                I would be doing a big happy dance after reading your report!!! So happy for you!!!Ed
                  Fantastic news. I am very happy for you. Lets make these reports results a recurring theme. I hope it gets boring in the years to come, always reading the same good old news :))))))))
                    Congratulations on your fantastic news, Jennifer!!
                      Favorite phrases: “decreased in size” and “no longer visualized.” Yes!
                        That’s a fantastic response! Better than my first scan following the combo over one year ago. Mine have continued to shrink with each scan, but I imagine you will be close to if not achieve a complete response!
                        sister of patient
                          Yes!!! Way to kick butt Jennifer!!! You are on your way – soooo pleased for you!!!!

                          Best, always!!


                            Wonderful news Jennifer! So happy to hear these results!
                            Julie in SoCal
                              3…2…1… Starting the happy dancing!

                              So glad for you!

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