Round 7 in the books!

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2/13/2018 9:50pm
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Hey Warriors! 

I just returned from Houston and round 7 of Pembro. Its looking like a surgery will happen early next month to clean out all the wreckage left behind by the PV-10 injections near my left clavicle. Apparently since the doses/volumes were so high with the PV-10 my body is having a hard time clearing out all of the remaining tumor (and it was big to start with). I was told today that I am classifed as a "complete responder" to the PV-10 so that's pretty cool.

I never thought I'd say this, but Im looking forward to the surgery! After months of bandages and PV-10 purple leakage from the injection site....I will once again be able to wear a white shirt! Plus, to me, this is the finishing blow to a tumor that signals a victory on the battlefield. Now, getting these last two tumors wiped out will be cause for a real victory celebration...I'm working on it.

Taking the Pembro alone is proving to be much easier than the combination therapy and side effects are almost nil on the last two rounds.

I hope you are all fighting hard and perhaps more important than fighting hard all the time, staying in the fight! 


BillB - (2/13/2018 - 11:44pm)

Great news Tex.  Good reason to celebrate today, tomorrow and the next day!  I will be receiving Keytruda infusion #10 on Thursday. Bill

TexMelanomex - (2/15/2018 - 12:26am)

Thanks Bill!


Anonymous - (2/14/2018 - 12:20am)

Great news Tex.   So inspiring you are doing so well!   Keep up the good fight.    

TexMelanomex - (2/15/2018 - 12:27am)

I appreciate it, you all are very inspiring to me!


Bubbles - (2/14/2018 - 12:00pm)

Awesomeness!!!  "COMPLETE RESPONDER" to the PV-10!!!  Love it!  Fingers crossed that a by-stander response combined with the pembro will finish things off!!!  Hope the surgery goes as well as possible!  Good job, you!!!  Celeste

TexMelanomex - (2/15/2018 - 12:28am)

Thanks Celeste! When they publish the data on this, I'll be the "complete responder" with the ridiculously high dosage...I should be easy to spot in the study :-) 


Coragirl - (2/16/2018 - 6:33pm)

Yay! Congratulations. 

Amie Taylor

CancerSpouse - (2/25/2018 - 11:03am)

Hi Tex,

Just saw this post. Great news! Did you have surgery? If so, how's everything going? ~ Carol