July 26, 2019

There were waves of tests last week - comprehensive blood work, full-body PET scan, brain MRI - prior to my meeting with my oncologist for my four-month check-up.

The result: I remain in clinical remission. YAY!

I was hoping for a clean bill of health because I...

March 23, 2019

In October 2018, my wife, Elvira, and I drove down to UCLA to meet with my neurosurgeon and melanoma expert. Following four combination treatments of the immunotherapy drugs Yervoy and Opdivo and fifty-two biweekly treatments of Opdivo alone, it was possible that I wou...

October 4, 2018

On a sunny day in May 2016, my urologist called with the results of my precautionary CT scan. Spluttering with emotion, he explained that I had spots on my kidney, liver, lungs, pancreas, and brain. They were on my colon, along my spine, and in my lymph nodes.

It was me...

September 4, 2018

Thank you for visiting my website. I have been blogging over the past year about progress with my melanoma treatment at . Now that I have launched my website, I will write here about my health as well as my writing. I apprecia...

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