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Srage Four – Diagnosed 4 years ago

Forums General Melanoma Community Srage Four – Diagnosed 4 years ago

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    Mark_Catskill
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    Hi Everyone.  I haven't logged in in a long time.  I am here to reassure everyone that it can be done.  Four years after developing both lung and brain metastasis, I uave noevidence of active disease.  A few old, asymptomatoc  tumors still show up on scans but they have not changed in over a year.  I am "stable" and the prognosis that I will remain stable is very, very good.

     

    If you wanr to read about all the treatments I have had I just updated my medical history on my profile.  Just search for Mark_Catskill.

    Hi Everyone.  I haven't logged in in a long time.  I am here to reassure everyone that it can be done.  Four years after developing both lung and brain metastasis, I uave noevidence of active disease.  A few old, asymptomatoc  tumors still show up on scans but they have not changed in over a year.  I am "stable" and the prognosis that I will remain stable is very, very good.

     

    If you wanr to read about all the treatments I have had I just updated my medical history on my profile.  Just search for Mark_Catskill.

     

    I will try to visit more frequently to share my experience and knowledge with the MPIP community.

     

    Mark from Catskill
     

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      Jim M.
      Participant

      Hey Mark,

       Great to hear from you. I'm glad you are stable! You've been an inspiration to me and I know to many others. I hope you do post more often. If I remember correctly you were on Ipi and had much success with it. Keep up the great results for many years to come.

       God Bless,

       Jim M.

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      Jim M.
      Participant

      Hey Mark,

       Great to hear from you. I'm glad you are stable! You've been an inspiration to me and I know to many others. I hope you do post more often. If I remember correctly you were on Ipi and had much success with it. Keep up the great results for many years to come.

       God Bless,

       Jim M.

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      lhaley
      Participant

      Mark,

      Great news!! Many of us have been wondering how you've been doing.  This has been a hard week on the board and it's so wonderful to hear your news!!

      So happy for you,

      Linda

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      lhaley
      Participant

      Mark,

      Great news!! Many of us have been wondering how you've been doing.  This has been a hard week on the board and it's so wonderful to hear your news!!

      So happy for you,

      Linda

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      KellieSue
      Participant

      So glad to see you post! Stable is a word we all love to hear!

      Congrats on no active disease!

      Kellie(from Iowa) Stage IV

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      KellieSue
      Participant

      So glad to see you post! Stable is a word we all love to hear!

      Congrats on no active disease!

      Kellie(from Iowa) Stage IV

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      EricNJill
      Participant

      Mark,

      Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to post.  It's stories like yours that give us all hope!

      Jill N Eric in OH

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        Diana2
        Participant

        Thanks Mark for posting. It's so great to hear you're doing well. Your story really makes my day! Enjoy!! -Diana 

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        Diana2
        Participant

        Thanks Mark for posting. It's so great to hear you're doing well. Your story really makes my day! Enjoy!! -Diana 

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      EricNJill
      Participant

      Mark,

      Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to post.  It's stories like yours that give us all hope!

      Jill N Eric in OH

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      dian in spokane
      Participant

      MARK!~ !! How GREAT to hear from you!!

      thank you SO MUCH for posting!

      dian in spokane

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      dian in spokane
      Participant

      MARK!~ !! How GREAT to hear from you!!

      thank you SO MUCH for posting!

      dian in spokane

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      King
      Participant

      Mark,

       

      It is SO good to see a post from you and to get a positive update.  As you well know, this gives hope to others.  You're amazing…a warrior that has fought many battles.  We miss you here.

       

      Stay Strong

      King

      Stage IV 7/05 Liver mets

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      King
      Participant

      Mark,

       

      It is SO good to see a post from you and to get a positive update.  As you well know, this gives hope to others.  You're amazing…a warrior that has fought many battles.  We miss you here.

       

      Stay Strong

      King

      Stage IV 7/05 Liver mets

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      jag
      Participant

      Mark, very good to hear you are still alive.  If I remember correctly, you were the 1st one to show a response to melanoma crossing the blood/brain barrier with the medarex drug (mdx 010) very happy to hear you are still going strong. 

       

      Best

      John

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      jag
      Participant

      Mark, very good to hear you are still alive.  If I remember correctly, you were the 1st one to show a response to melanoma crossing the blood/brain barrier with the medarex drug (mdx 010) very happy to hear you are still going strong. 

       

      Best

      John

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      jag
      Participant

      Mark, very good to hear you are still alive.  If I remember correctly, you were the 1st one to show a response to melanoma crossing the blood/brain barrier with the medarex drug (mdx 010) very happy to hear you are still going strong. 

       

      Best

      John

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      jag
      Participant

      Mark, very good to hear you are still alive.  If I remember correctly, you were the 1st one to show a response to melanoma crossing the blood/brain barrier with the medarex drug (mdx 010) very happy to hear you are still going strong. 

       

      Best

      John

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      Bonnie Lea
      Participant

      Well Mark from Catskill!  (I will always remember how your monikor tickles me imagination.

      How great to see you posting again.  We have def missed good words of encouragment and I think it is great that you are stable.  Hope to see more of your words

      Bonnie lea

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      Bonnie Lea
      Participant

      Well Mark from Catskill!  (I will always remember how your monikor tickles me imagination.

      How great to see you posting again.  We have def missed good words of encouragment and I think it is great that you are stable.  Hope to see more of your words

      Bonnie lea

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      SandraDee
      Participant

      Mark:

      It's so great to hear from you and know that you are doing so well.  You've got about 6 months on me, and I always found you a great inspiration.  You are proof that it can be done.  Not sure how you kept your strength and attitude with multiple craniotomy's, Mark, but you DID!  Thanks for popping on to share your story…it's an amazing one.

      Hugs,

      Sandy – Buffalo

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      SandraDee
      Participant

      Mark:

      It's so great to hear from you and know that you are doing so well.  You've got about 6 months on me, and I always found you a great inspiration.  You are proof that it can be done.  Not sure how you kept your strength and attitude with multiple craniotomy's, Mark, but you DID!  Thanks for popping on to share your story…it's an amazing one.

      Hugs,

      Sandy – Buffalo

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      Sharyn
      Participant

      Hi Mark,

      Great news, and thank you so much for posting. I've been dealing with brain and lung mets for over a year, and am now on Ipi (Round 2 next week). You are an inspiration, my hero, and I want to be like you!

      Hugs

      Sharyn

      Stage IV

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      Sharyn
      Participant

      Hi Mark,

      Great news, and thank you so much for posting. I've been dealing with brain and lung mets for over a year, and am now on Ipi (Round 2 next week). You are an inspiration, my hero, and I want to be like you!

      Hugs

      Sharyn

      Stage IV

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      Janet2
      Participant

      hi Mark,

      I'm so pleased to hear you are stable and hope you continue to stay that way.

      Janet 

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      Janet2
      Participant

      hi Mark,

      I'm so pleased to hear you are stable and hope you continue to stay that way.

      Janet 

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      jim Breitfeller
      Participant

      Mark,

      Thanks for giving your medical details. It is HOPE for ALL!!!!

       

       

      Activating the Danger Signal with Anti-CTLA-4 Blockade

       

       

      Was it the combination Radiation, IL-2 plus the Anti-CTLA-4 blockage?

       

      http://www.box.net/shared/kjgr6dkzt

      Melanoma and the Magic Bullet (MonoClonal Antibodies)

      “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.”

      ~Charles Darwin~

      Take Care,

      Jimmy B

       

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      jim Breitfeller
      Participant

      Mark,

      Thanks for giving your medical details. It is HOPE for ALL!!!!

       

       

      Activating the Danger Signal with Anti-CTLA-4 Blockade

       

       

      Was it the combination Radiation, IL-2 plus the Anti-CTLA-4 blockage?

       

      http://www.box.net/shared/kjgr6dkzt

      Melanoma and the Magic Bullet (MonoClonal Antibodies)

      “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.”

      ~Charles Darwin~

      Take Care,

      Jimmy B

       

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      himynameiskevin
      Participant

      Hi Mark. That's great news. I'm happy for you. A tough road it seems, but without a doubt worth it.  It's so nice to hear postive stories of success. Proof that there is always hope and a chance of better days. Thank you for that.  -Kevin

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        JerryfromFauq
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        Mark, good to hear from you.  Keep on enjoying life!

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        JerryfromFauq
        Participant

        Mark, good to hear from you.  Keep on enjoying life!

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      himynameiskevin
      Participant

      Hi Mark. That's great news. I'm happy for you. A tough road it seems, but without a doubt worth it.  It's so nice to hear postive stories of success. Proof that there is always hope and a chance of better days. Thank you for that.  -Kevin

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