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New weird met

Postby Mastan » Sat May 16, 2015 11:23 am

I had a skin growth which I thought was from an infected hair follicle. The docs thought the same thing and put me on antibiotics. No change to the growth resulted from the antibiotic. I went to a dermatologist and asked to have it removed. They did path on it and found it to be a met! Now it's time for another PET. Can't wait to see those results! Never heard of mets showing up in the skin.

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Re: New wierd met

Postby KWT » Sat May 16, 2015 11:28 am

That's an odd one Mark. I guess the plus side is they're easy to remove? Good luck with the scan hopefully this is a rare occurrence for you that won't be repeated.

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Re: New wierd met

Postby Mastan » Sat May 16, 2015 11:49 am

kennytwisted wrote:That's an odd one Mark. I guess the plus side is they're easy to remove? Good luck with the scan hopefully this is a rare occurrence for you that won't be repeated.


Yeah, it should have been but the path report showed some cancer cells at the tumor margin so I get to enjoy having more tissue cut out this week. The upside is that they will do genomic testing to see what mutations are there. If I am lucky maybe it morphed into KRAS wild but I am not counting on it! The Dermatologist said she had seen this with other types of cancer but not CRC.

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Re: New wierd met

Postby KWT » Sat May 16, 2015 11:52 am

Mark, I've heard the drug tas-102 is showing better than expected results and is promising for us mutants. Coming soon to an oncology clinic near you!

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Re: New wierd met

Postby Mastan » Sat May 16, 2015 11:59 am

kennytwisted wrote:Mark, I've heard the drug tas-102 is showing better than expected results and is promising for us mutants. Coming soon to an oncology clinic near you!


Oh goody!
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Re: New wierd met

Postby Nik Colon » Sun May 17, 2015 6:52 am

So they think it's a met not melanoma?

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Re: New wierd met

Postby Steph20021 » Sun May 17, 2015 8:41 am

My good friend has colon cancer mets on her skin. One first showed up in her groin area, and now they are on the back of her legs. She said they hurt if she presses on them. A biopsy of the first one confirmed it was colon cancer mets and not skin cancer. I've read online that mets to the skin from colon cancer is very rare. They told her they could radiate them down the road if they start causing her problems but that it's a bit like whack a mole, where they will just pop up elsewhere.
She is going in for surgery today to deal with an aggressive spinal met encroaching on more nerves which has made her legs weak. I hate cancer.
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Re: New wierd met

Postby Nik Colon » Sun May 17, 2015 11:05 am

How deep and spread are they? Can they cut them out?

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Re: New wierd met

Postby Mastan » Mon May 18, 2015 8:13 am

ritz75 wrote:How deep and spread are they? Can they cut them out?


I had one that was in the groin area. Had it removed but there is some stuff in the margin that must be removed. Will possibly have rad after surgery. It appeared to be an infected hair follicle at first. Very misleading. Never heard of a CRC met appearing in the skin prior to my case.
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Re: New wierd met

Postby TracieLynn » Mon May 18, 2015 1:11 pm

Interesting. I have a pea sized nodule under my skin between belly button and hip bone. Dr said it's nothing and we will watch it. Maybe I should mention again before surgery?!
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Re: New wierd met

Postby trapbear » Mon May 18, 2015 2:33 pm

My husband had a met under skin on his belly, they biopsied and was a CRC met. they cut it out, but it grew back. Did not cause any pain.
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Re: New wierd met

Postby justin case » Mon May 18, 2015 4:24 pm

Bob Marley took skin cancer way to lightly :roll: " Oh it's just a spot on my toe"
Get it removed if you can.
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Re: New wierd met

Postby KWT » Mon May 18, 2015 5:00 pm

justin case wrote:Bob Marley took skin cancer way to lightly :roll: " Oh it's just a spot on my toe"
Get it removed if you can.
Warm regards,
Michael


When in doubt carve it out, I think Marley had a different approach :arrow: when it doubt smoke me out

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Re: New wierd met

Postby Mastan » Mon May 18, 2015 8:19 pm

TracieLynn wrote:Interesting. I have a pea sized nodule under my skin between belly button and hip bone. Dr said it's nothing and we will watch it. Maybe I should mention again before surgery?!


How long has it been there and has it changed? You might consider going to a dermatologist to have it looked at. When the dermatologist examined my spot they said it was not a cyst but were not sure what it was so it was removed and biopsied.
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Re: New wierd met

Postby Mastan » Mon May 18, 2015 8:21 pm

trapbear wrote:My husband had a met under skin on his belly, they biopsied and was a CRC met. they cut it out, but it grew back. Did not cause any pain.
Bill


Did he have rad to the area after the excision?
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