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10/9/2018 6:23pm
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I am happy to report that my scans yesterday remained clear and I remain NED. This marks the third round of clear scans so I’m somewhere between 6-9 months NED at this point. Hard to say when the “magic” happened, I just know that it has been at least six months. God is good. 

Now, for the warriors still deep in the fight, know this. The battle is winnable, the enemy has vulnerabilities, and the Warrior mindset is key. Stay in the fight. 

Your warrior brother,



ed williams - (10/9/2018 - 8:39pm)

You have to like good scans!!! Keep sharing the good news, there is never enough of it around here!!!Ed

TexMelanomex - (10/13/2018 - 6:22pm)

I'm going to do my best to keep sharing the good news every chance I can! Thank you.


Bubbles - (10/9/2018 - 8:51pm)

That is wonderful news!!  Enjoy!!!  Celeste

TexMelanomex - (10/13/2018 - 6:22pm)

Thank you Celeste! I hope you are doing well and kicking a$$!


lkb - (10/9/2018 - 9:51pm)

Hooray! Good news always gives me hope. Thanks for posting.


October 2017 primary scalp WLE; SLNB; partial neck dissection (PND). July 2018 recurrence in neck. August 2018 second PND. September 2018 started Nivo. December 2018 SRS for brain met January 2019 Pisces trial IL-12 + Pembro. .


casagrayson - (10/10/2018 - 12:40am)

Great news, Tex!

Strength and Courage,


GeoTony - (10/10/2018 - 5:44am)

Great news

Tony -  IV - Ipi/Nivo (Yervoy/Opdivo); now on Nivo maintenance

Momofjake - (10/10/2018 - 6:50am)


Between your win and BrianP telling Jake to “keep looking for that silver bullet” I find some renewed hope. I am with Maureen right the past I just knew Jake would get over the “hump” and get that NED scan. We just finished year 4. He has done: 7 surgeries, biochemo, interferon, radiation, pembro, ipi, Mek/Taf, and the beast pushes through them all. This time it’s brain, heart, bones, liver, muscles...he has the scars, bald part of his head, vitiligo, and says he is tired like an 80 year old man. Now he is on his first clinical trial in LA w Hamid. C-met with an ipi like drug. He is waiting for BrianP’s trial to open again as well.

He is 21 now. He is quiet. He just signed up for a winter tennis league!! He just finished another online class. He believes. You say “IT” has vulnerabilities....okay!! All of you battling away truly amaze me!! You find your fight over and over and over. Those of us who are with you are in awe of you and we love you and we will fight and believe with you! It’s all we can do. We hope it helps and we hope for a scan like you got today!! 

Thank you very much for sharing and encouraging! 

Cheers to your awesome scan, and many more to come!!


TexMelanomex - (10/13/2018 - 6:18pm)


I can't tell you how many times I've though of you and Jake over the past year. You were one of the first people to respond to me on here and you told me about Jake and the bolster on his head (which I also had). That seems like eons ago now, but I remember it all too well. Jake is an incredible Warrior and so are you! I love that he is playing tennis and taking classes with all of this going on, what an inspiration. Your post motivates me!

Jake remains in my prayers and thoughts, and he will find the combination that finally puts this beast down for good! I am glad he is looking at trials and obviously I cannot say enough good about the one I was in.

In your corner,



Nick C - (10/10/2018 - 11:06am)



This is great news! It gives us all hope that our fights are worth it.


TexMelanomex - (10/13/2018 - 6:20pm)


Thank you! Absolutely your fight is worth it brother, you stay in that fight and do not relent! I know this bastard can be beat.



jennunicorn - (10/10/2018 - 11:35am)

Woo!! High five! 

Jenn - stage IV NED - Completed Ipi/Nivo (Yervoy/Opdivo) + surgery

TexMelanomex - (10/13/2018 - 6:20pm)

Thanks Jenn!

High five back at you!


Julie in SoCal - (10/10/2018 - 1:15pm)

Wooohooooo!  Happy dancing with you here in SoCal!


Stage 3c  (TXN2cM0)-- 2008 WLE, SNB, LND, HD-INF, GM-CSF, SubqQ2013 IPI, SubQ 2014 PEMBRO, SubQ  2017 resected; Feb 2019 SubQ T-VEC

Stage 3a 2017 NSC VATs; Carboplatin & Pemextred; radiation

TexMelanomex - (10/13/2018 - 6:21pm)

Thank you Julie! I can't see you dancing, but I just know your happy dance is amazing!


MichelleRHG - (10/10/2018 - 6:24pm)


WithinMySkin - (10/10/2018 - 9:47pm)

Whoop whoop!! Congrats!!!



mandyjill - (10/11/2018 - 2:38pm)

Woohoo! Great news!

MelanomaMike - (10/12/2018 - 2:47pm)

Yeeeeeeha! I just knew youde be NED, its your time to BREEEEATH brother! if not NED for the rest of your days, great News & always good to see ya check in..WARRIOR STRONG!

Im Melanoma and my host is Mike..