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Started with a bleeding mole on my back which came back as an aggressive Stage 2B. Excision and analysis of lymph nodes and then six months of “watching”. Stage 3 came next with a lymph node tumor followed by surgery to remove and the initiation of Opdivo. Then Stage 4 with a dozen distant tumors, initiation of Yervoy. Complete remission after 4 Yervoy sessions and that was 4 years ago.

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