Srage Four - Diagnosed 4 years ago

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Hi Everyone.  I haven't logged in in a long time.  I am here to reassure everyone that it can be done.  Four years after developing both lung and brain metastasis, I uave noevidence of active disease.  A few old, asymptomatoc  tumors still show up on scans but they have not changed in over a year.  I am "stable" and the prognosis that I will remain stable is very, very good.

 

If you wanr to read about all the treatments I have had I just updated my medical history on my profile.  Just search for Mark_Catskill.

 

I will try to visit more frequently to share my experience and knowledge with the MPIP community.

 

Mark from Catskill
 

I have cancer but cancer does not have me.

Hey Mark,

 Great to hear from you. I'm glad you are stable! You've been an inspiration to me and I know to many others. I hope you do post more often. If I remember correctly you were on Ipi and had much success with it. Keep up the great results for many years to come.

 God Bless,

 Jim M.

Mark,

Great news!! Many of us have been wondering how you've been doing.  This has been a hard week on the board and it's so wonderful to hear your news!!

So happy for you,

Linda

So glad to see you post! Stable is a word we all love to hear!

Congrats on no active disease!

Kellie(from Iowa) Stage IV

Cancer Sucks. I'm so not done kicking cancers ass!
I have a lot of life left to live

Mark,

Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to post.  It's stories like yours that give us all hope!

Jill N Eric in OH

Thanks Mark for posting. It's so great to hear you're doing well. Your story really makes my day! Enjoy!! -Diana 

MARK!~ !! How GREAT to hear from you!!

thank you SO MUCH for posting!

dian in spokane

Mark,

 

It is SO good to see a post from you and to get a positive update.  As you well know, this gives hope to others.  You're amazing...a warrior that has fought many battles.  We miss you here.

 

Stay Strong

King

Stage IV 7/05 Liver mets

Mark, very good to hear you are still alive.  If I remember correctly, you were the 1st one to show a response to melanoma crossing the blood/brain barrier with the medarex drug (mdx 010) very happy to hear you are still going strong. 

 

Best

John

Insert Generic Inspirational Motto Here

Mark, very good to hear you are still alive.  If I remember correctly, you were the 1st one to show a response to melanoma crossing the blood/brain barrier with the medarex drug (mdx 010) very happy to hear you are still going strong. 

 

Best

John

Insert Generic Inspirational Motto Here

Well Mark from Catskill!  (I will always remember how your monikor tickles me imagination.

How great to see you posting again.  We have def missed good words of encouragment and I think it is great that you are stable.  Hope to see more of your words

Bonnie lea

Just Keep on Hanging In

Mark:

It's so great to hear from you and know that you are doing so well.  You've got about 6 months on me, and I always found you a great inspiration.  You are proof that it can be done.  Not sure how you kept your strength and attitude with multiple craniotomy's, Mark, but you DID!  Thanks for popping on to share your story...it's an amazing one.

Hugs,

Sandy - Buffalo

Hi Mark,

Great news, and thank you so much for posting. I've been dealing with brain and lung mets for over a year, and am now on Ipi (Round 2 next week). You are an inspiration, my hero, and I want to be like you!

Hugs

Sharyn

Stage IV

WLE, SNB, ILP, LND, PV-10, Uterine mets (Hysterectomy), GM-CSF, WBR, RT, Temodar, B-RAF negative, SRS (Novalis) to brain, Breast mets (Mastectomy), currently on Ipilimumab compassionate use trial
Mets to brain, lung and sub-qs. Craniotomy.

hi Mark,

I'm so pleased to hear you are stable and hope you continue to stay that way.

Janet 

Mark,

Thanks for giving your medical details. It is HOPE for ALL!!!!

 

 

Activating the Danger Signal with Anti-CTLA-4 Blockade

 

 

Was it the combination Radiation, IL-2 plus the Anti-CTLA-4 blockage?

 

http://www.box.net/shared/kjgr6dkzt

Melanoma and the Magic Bullet (MonoClonal Antibodies)

“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.”

~Charles Darwin~

Take Care,

Jimmy B

 

Hi Mark. That's great news. I'm happy for you. A tough road it seems, but without a doubt worth it.  It's so nice to hear postive stories of success. Proof that there is always hope and a chance of better days. Thank you for that.  -Kevin

Mark, good to hear from you.  Keep on enjoying life!

I'm me, not a statistic. Praying to not be one for years yet.