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Re: I could REALLY use some advice/encouragement

Forums General Melanoma Community I could REALLY use some advice/encouragement Re: I could REALLY use some advice/encouragement


      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.

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