Francyn Stage IV melanoma
At the end of April, you notice my left foot and ankle was swollen so I went to the doctor not knowing what it was. An ultrasound showed it was not a blood clot but my groin lymph nodes were swollen. That was followed by a CT, biopsy and an ultrasound showed it was not a blood clot but my groin lymph nodes were swollen. That was followed by a CT, biopsy and on May 20, 2016, I was diagnosed with malignant melanoma. MRI showed no signs in the brain and PET scan revealed only left groin and abdomen lymph nodes involved, I am BRAF negative with no known point of origin for the melanoma. I am fortunate that it is only in my abdomen and groin lymph nodes on the left side and not in brain, bones, lungs, or other organs. I started my first round of Yervoy on Friday. I would like to connect with other melanoma patients so we can fight together!