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Jul 11, 2018
Lee has been battling with melanoma since 2008 when a rouge mole was discovered on his shin. He had recurrences in 2013, 2017, and early 2018. He is now in a really tough battle as the cancer has settled in his spine and under the meninges (a protective layer that prevents many drugs from reaching the tumors). He has begun a two drug series which is generally know as BRAF inhibitors because they key off a mutation that 50% of melanomas have. Using that genetic mutation, the drug can attach to the cancer and prevent it from growing and kill it. Here is hoping it can cross that barrier.