- August 17, 2010 at 12:05 am
Hey pam from jersey-
Also diagnosed with upper lft. back 2.2 mm with ulceration; 2 sentinal nodes (twins??) with small mel. spots. I was a 46 yr. old healthy male. Did complete nodal basin removal with very little "lymphoma?" problems. Also just got thru wth. 1 yr. of I-feron. Not fun at all…..BUT….. I personally say cut out anything possible that may have residual cancer cells and suffer the Interferon treatments. I'm no expert, but being III-A makes your 5 yr. survival odds around 55-60%…..add to that the 10 to 20% increase in "odds" and your survival looks pretty good- around 70% or better.
It's all just #'s i know, but may as well stack the deck as much as possible on your side. I was diagnosed in 4-2009 and still here after being a stage III-B/C (depending on who's opinion of what a "micro-met " is!!!), 6 CT scans, 1 false PET scan, and so on. Hopefully you will fair well and will be hoping for the best for ALL of us.
Luv- Shady-Grady from Low swamps of GA.