Patient #1: I went 3 rounds with Jose Yervoy

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Well, it’s downhill from here – at least that’s how it feels. It won’t be that easy, for sure. I still have one remaining... Read more

Patient #1:The secret society of cancer fighters

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A common theme in the cancer world is that you are not in this alone. Many, many individuals are stakeholders in the battle. Some, like the... Read more

Patient #1: Over the hump but not out of the woods

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The most difficult stretch of my treatment is officially in the rearview mirror. I was discharged Monday morning from Moffitt, almost a week... Read more

Patient #1: Bring on the first rounds of IL2

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“Do or do not. There is no try.” - Yoda Since I received my diagnosis in August, Interluken-2 (IL2) has been something that was... Read more

Top 10 silver linings of having stage 4 melanoma

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Yea cancer pretty much sucks, but there are small benefits here and there if you know how to find them: 10. Facial hair freedom – First... Read more

Patient #1: Getting the green light for chemo

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167 days. That’s how long it will be fromfirst checking into the hospitalwith flu-like symptoms and when I start the most intense, and... Read more

Patient #1: Beat cancer is my New Year’s resolution

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res·o·lu·tion [rez-uh-loo-shuhn] noun - The state or quality of being resolute; firm determination. - A resolving... Read more

Normalcy is the best Christmas present of all

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My Dad asked me the other day, in a somewhat contentious debate about the merits of a day trip to Disney World being the best idea, “You’re... Read more