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Starting treatment

Forums Cutaneous Melanoma Community Starting treatment

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    JenC
    Participant

    Today we got the results that my husband is positive for the BRAV600E mutation and is so far eligible for the Roche trial.  Tomorrow he goes in for scans and blood work then if he passes, he'll get randomized next week.  This is such a relief since he has numerous subcutaneous mets in his throat, face and neck which is causing him to be in pretty severe pain.  I am so happy that he can start getting some treatment – even if it is dacarbazine, since he has been feeling these tumors since April and we've been told they are inoperable in the beginning of July.  Wait

    Today we got the results that my husband is positive for the BRAV600E mutation and is so far eligible for the Roche trial.  Tomorrow he goes in for scans and blood work then if he passes, he'll get randomized next week.  This is such a relief since he has numerous subcutaneous mets in his throat, face and neck which is causing him to be in pretty severe pain.  I am so happy that he can start getting some treatment – even if it is dacarbazine, since he has been feeling these tumors since April and we've been told they are inoperable in the beginning of July.  Waiting is so hard!  Please pray that his scans are good and that he can move forward!  Thanks!

    JenC

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      King
      Participant

      Jen,

       

      I will keep you both in my prayers for good scans and for the treatment arm that will be effective for him.  Please keep us posted.  Waiting is so difficult.

       

      Stay Strong
      King

      Stage IV 7/05 Liver mets

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      Sharon in Reno
      Participant

      Hey Jen,

      This is great, sending prayers his way for a successful outcome. love, Sharon in Reno, Stage IV

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      JenM
      Participant

      Hi Jen,

      Will be praying for you and your husband.  I can't even imagine waiting this long.  Hang in there!

      All the best,

      JenM

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      dian in spokane
      Participant

      Jen, I'm so glad that your husband is finally starting some treatment. The waiting really is some of the worst of it all, just getting something going helps the spirits!

       

      good luck,

       

      dian in spokane

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        Janet2
        Participant

        Hi Jen

        I am pleased to hear your husband is eligible for the Roche trial and hope his scans are good so he can start treatment.

        Janet 

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      Jan in OC
      Participant

      I know the wait is crazy, but you are more than halfway there.  Good luck to you.  

      Jan

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