Husband had first dose on june 18, so it has been about 10 and a half weeks since then. A few days ago he started having uncontrolled bms. Prior to this he was always constipated, so we were kind of shocked. His liver enzymes are also elevated. He does have some disease in the liver. He had a chest ct a couple weeks back due to fluid in the lungs and that also showed all the disease in his chest was stable, which was great news. it just seems like in the past week his health has deteriorated quickly... there are more bumps on his head and i even noticed a lump in his shoulder and side. is it even possible that this is all from the ipi working or should i prepare myself for sad news? his full body ct is tomorrow or tues and we get results the next day.
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Melanoma Quick Facts
Melanoma is one of the fastest growing cancers in the U.S. and worldwide. Consider:
- One in 50 Americans has a lifetime risk of developing melanoma
People under 30 are developing melanoma at an alarming rate – the incidence soaring by 50% in young women since 1980
- Melanoma is the most common form of cancer for young adults aged 25-29 & the second most common cancer in adolescents and young adults aged 15-29
- In 2009, nearly 63,000 people were diagnosed with melanoma in the U.S., resulting in about 8,650 deaths
- The American Cancer Society projects that nearly 77,000 will be diagnosed and 10,000 will die from melanoma this year
- Every eight minutes, someone in the U.S. will be diagnosed with melanoma
- Every hour of every day, someone will die from the disease