Tim90

Living with Melanoma - An Ongoing Journey

by Tim90

Positive thoughts on dealing with, managing and overcoming malignant melanoma. Real life experience, reactions, thoughts, and views, including how lifestyle and immunotherapy are a powerful combination in overcoming this illness.

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  • Living with Melanoma - An Ongoing Journey

    The Mind is a Powerful Thing

    Having cancer imposes a tough challenge on us and raises at least one big question. Can we take control of the situation and get on with our lives? That depends on many things, not the least of which is the severity of the illness of course. I can only speak from my experience, which is currently responding well to immunotherapy treatment for malignant...
  • Living with Melanoma - An Ongoing Journey

    Keep Going Keep Strong

    I'm a few months into my single drug immunotherapy treatment with Nivolumab and my most recent CT scan back in April showed further reduction in size of the growths I have. I'm told they've all reduced by a third from the previous CT scan, and that scan had shown some had reduced by a half, whilst the others had stabilised, compared to the one before...
  • Living with Melanoma - An Ongoing Journey

    Belief and Recovery from Lymph Node Block Dissection

    Right here right now I’m feeling quite mellow, let’s say cautiously positive, things could be heading in the right direction, maybe for the first time since my journey with melanoma began. I hesitate to be overly positive as we all know how cancer has a habit of not conforming I’m receiving immunotherapy treatment on a 28 day cycle of Nivolumab infusions...
  • Living with Melanoma - An Ongoing Journey

    Think Well, Act Well, Stay Strong

    This is a difficult subject. I’ve talked about it in other blog posts, but I believe it is so important it warrants more focus. In facing up to melanoma or other cancer being positive is essential , it may be hard sometimes, but it’s possible, and can provide benefits to physical as well as mental health. State of mind can be very powerful in challenging...
  • Living with Melanoma - An Ongoing Journey

    Fit to fight the battle

    Physical health and mental attitude can be your strongest weapons in the fightback against cancer. This is a story of how diet and personal fitness can help you make a good recovery from surgery and respond better to immunotherapy. It's from my own personal experience, which I'd like to share to encourage others, and it would be great to hear of others...