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WilletteJF's Recent CancerCompass Activity

  • WilletteJF has replied to a post on the message board

    Thanks!  I knew there was a site, but wasn't sure where.  That should help lots of people find the right trial.

    November 11, 2018 view post
    • WilletteJF has replied to a post on the message board

      University of Utah would not know what trials are being done at UCLA. It would be better to call them or email our doctor: aribas@mednet.ucla.edu His name is Dr. Antoni Ribas.  He's a great guy, a real leader in the area of melanoma research and treatment.  My husband also received Interleukin II. That was his first treatment, although the clinical trial really wiped it out.  Dr. Ribas always writes b...

      November 11, 2018 view post
      • WilletteJF has replied to a post on the message board

        Sorry it took me so long to respond.  I suggest UCLA, or another center with melanoma clinical trials.  I know chemo should stop the progression, but it sometimes comes back worse than it was.  The right doctor is KEY.  When my husband was diagnosed, he first went to City of Hope.  They did not offer the trials that saved his life.  Had she done Interleukin II? Where does she live?

        November 09, 2018 view post
        • WilletteJF has replied to a post on the message board

          If you are located on the West Coast, please see a doctor at UCLA. They are doing leading-edge research into melanoma and have many new clinical trials.  Where is she located?

          November 09, 2018 view post
          • WilletteJF has created a new message board discussion

            Does anyone near California need a referral to a great melanoma oncologist?  My huband was diagnosed with stage 4 metastatic melanoma in 2006, with 7 months to live.  We found a great treatment team, and we just celebrated another wedding anniversary.  He's still cancer-free.  I have lots to offer regarding diagnosis, treatment, side effects and survival. Been a melanoma patient myself, too.

            August 29, 2018 view discussion
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            About WilletteJF

            Survivor
            Melanoma, Pancreatic Cancer
            After Treatment, Cancer Diagnosis, Cancer Prevention, Spiritual Support

            I was diagnosed with melanoma in 2002, surgery in 2003. I have seen cancer from almost all sides: my mother died from pancreatic cancer, my husband and I were both diagnosed with melanoma on the same day. And my husband has had 3 additional cancers. I am working on a program of spiritual support for cancer patients and survivors, and would like to help get the message out regarding early diagnosis and skin cancers.

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