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    Hi, Lesli and all,

    I had my 3rd scan after completing Ipi in late Sept. The last two scans showed a lymph node enlarging, but with a necrotic center. I see the oncologist this Thurs. to discuss what the CT showed, and if we will do Braf/Mek. I’ll post the results of that visit. Lesli, what are they saying about your Ipi results, and did you do Braf/Mek before or after Ipi? Thanks.



    Hi Cheris,

    In sum, my experience has been:

    Diagnosed Stage IV September 2013

    Braf/Mek combo (Zelboraf + Mek) October 2013- June 2014

    Ipi July 2014 – September 2014

    Scans in January 2015 showed activity in my small intestine–three nodes and a partial intassusception.

    I now know that the intassusception was caused by a tumor that ultimately created a complete blockage last week. Shame I was on an airplane to New Orleans when it happened. I am recovering from a laparoscopic resection and will begin PD-1 on 2/23/15, if all goes as planned.

    Which it sometimes does and sometimes doesn’t……go as planned, that is.

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