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Scan update

Forums General Melanoma Community Scan update

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    KellieSue
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      Brain Mri: Clear, thank goodness.

      Ct Scan: definite shrinkage in neck and also stable disease. Lungs: about 4 nodules in each lung after 8 weeks of ALT. Darn!!!!!

      So ALT worked on the neck and theres nothing else in the body or brain, just the lungs now. So 8 more weeks of ALT at a higher dose, Dr. Mo believes the trial people will okay it. I was the 1st person to do a 2nd 8 week treatment and I have shown progress in the past. I know this treatment and think I can handle it again.

      Brain Mri: Clear, thank goodness.

      Ct Scan: definite shrinkage in neck and also stable disease. Lungs: about 4 nodules in each lung after 8 weeks of ALT. Darn!!!!!

      So ALT worked on the neck and theres nothing else in the body or brain, just the lungs now. So 8 more weeks of ALT at a higher dose, Dr. Mo believes the trial people will okay it. I was the 1st person to do a 2nd 8 week treatment and I have shown progress in the past. I know this treatment and think I can handle it again.

      Or high dose IL-2. He said we try it for a week, if I don't want to die then we do one more week. If I can't  handle it or it doesn't do any good it won't exclude me from doing ALT. Or we look at B-raf? Trial should be opening up in the next few weeks here he said.

       Really wasn't expecting these pesky lung nodules to be there. I was just hoping for stable disease. darn, darn, darn!!!!!!

      Kellie, Stage IV since June 2008.

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        lhaley
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          Kellie,

          Great news about the brain mri!!!  For right now focus on that. Did he tell you the size of the lung nodules?  Sounds like you have a few possible choices but for the moment focus on the clear mri!!

          Linda

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          lhaley
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            Kellie,

            Great news about the brain mri!!!  For right now focus on that. Did he tell you the size of the lung nodules?  Sounds like you have a few possible choices but for the moment focus on the clear mri!!

            Linda

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            nicoli
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              Great News on the MRI!!

              I have had a few brain MRIs myself and it is soooooo exciting when they come back clear. For some reason, BRAIN mets scare me like no other! 

              Keep doing what you are doing, keep HOPE ALIVE and you just may be NED soon!

              Nicki, stage 3b

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              nicoli
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                Great News on the MRI!!

                I have had a few brain MRIs myself and it is soooooo exciting when they come back clear. For some reason, BRAIN mets scare me like no other! 

                Keep doing what you are doing, keep HOPE ALIVE and you just may be NED soon!

                Nicki, stage 3b

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                King
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                  Kellie,

                  Wonderful news on the MRI of the brain.  I am so sorry that you can't seem to catch a break.  Keep us posted as to what treatment is next.  Ugh…but at least you have some good choices.

                  Stay Strong
                  King

                  Stage IV 7/05 Liver mets

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                  King
                  Participant

                    Kellie,

                    Wonderful news on the MRI of the brain.  I am so sorry that you can't seem to catch a break.  Keep us posted as to what treatment is next.  Ugh…but at least you have some good choices.

                    Stay Strong
                    King

                    Stage IV 7/05 Liver mets

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                    Dear Kellie,

                    Stay focused on the clear MRI.  You sound like a very positive person which is feeds your body.  I read your profile and you have been through so much but you show such strength.  I will keep you in my nightly prayers and thoughts sending you positive light and love.

                    Shelly, Stage IV since October 2009

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                    Dear Kellie,

                    Stay focused on the clear MRI.  You sound like a very positive person which is feeds your body.  I read your profile and you have been through so much but you show such strength.  I will keep you in my nightly prayers and thoughts sending you positive light and love.

                    Shelly, Stage IV since October 2009

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