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      I am 32 and also recently diagnosed.  Our situations are very similar.  I am also diagnosed as stage 3.  My tumor was on my right upper thigh.  I had 2 surgeries removing the tumor and removing all lymph nodes in my groin area.  My oncologist also didn't recommend interferon.  I may still choose to do it anyway.  I have a 2 1/2 year old son.  I have to know that I am doing something to fight this.  My doc did recommend a clinical trial.  You should know the trial is drug vs. placebo.  I'm not sure how you feel about that, but the drug is ipilimumab.  Good luck on your journey. 

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