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      I had my 14th PET scan on December 27.  This morning I met with my oncologist Dr Anu Gaba and received my 64th infusion of Opdivo.  A 1 centimeter tumor under my left jaw is stable after receiving radiation in May and June.

      my PET scans:

      August 14, 2014
      December 15, 2014

      March 11, 2015
      August 10, 2015 ( melanoma in a rib )
      November 5, 2015

      March 1, 2016 ( melanoma in ribs, spine, hips, femurs and right shoulder )
      August 23, 2016 ( significant improvement after 4 ipi + nivo treatments )
      December 12, 2016

      March 20, 2017
      August 10, 2017
      December 18, 2017

      April 17, 2018 ( cancer under my left jaw )
      September 5, 2018
      December 27, 2018 ( still cancer under my left jaw )

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          Excellent news, interesting to hear that the radiation finallly stopped the mel in its tracks


            Stable is great news! Happy New Year Edwin.


              Congrats, Edwin.  Stable is good and hopefully it will continue to diminish!!  celeste


                Stable–congrats! How is running?


                    This winter I run about 20 miles per week on an indoor track.   I received  480 mg of Opdivo yesterday morning and ran for 20 minutes ( about 2 miles ) this morning on that track.   An indoor track is ideal for running on the day after immunotherapy.  I can stop when I am tired and a restroom is beside the track.


                      I'm not a runner, but I do love walking/belly dance/lindy hop/yoga, and am encouraged by your update. Thanks, Edwin!


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