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Melanoma and Gleevec-for Billie

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#1 Sneezy12


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Posted 04 June 2012 - 06:14 AM

Billie-An interesting study, although only one patient. Frank http://www.ntkinstit...t_uids=22643209

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 12:41 AM

Hi Sneezy,

  Thank you so very much, I'm going to print all this out and send it to my dermotologist. and the surgeon who removed the melanoma. I can't remember if it was one or two years before my cml dx, that I had the melanoma. So my surgeon doesn't know about it, but I am my dermotologists only patient with cml. He's a wreck. I see him every 6 months, and he has biopsied,and removed several skin cancers from me.  But the last 2 years my biopsys have been negative. And I have had no sign of another melanoma.  I was on Gleevac for 3 years and now I've been on Sprycel for about 18 months. Maybe it's possible that a tki can prevent more skin cancers, and treat melanoma. I was lucky I spotted mine early and it had only spread to 2 lymph nodes.  Thank You Sincerely Billie

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