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Re: Interferon Alpha Treatment

Forums General Melanoma Community Interferon Alpha Treatment Re: Interferon Alpha Treatment

    akls
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      Kathy,

      I had many side effects:  stomach issues, no appetite, fatigue, memory loss, fevers, joint pain, terrible cough, badder infections  and the list goes on.  I did work during the 11 months of self injections.  I'm a teacher so I had the summer off.  I didn't work during the IV's.  I didn't have my scan in April, I waited until July because we had a family vacation in June and I didn't want to ruin it if my scan was bad.  My scan was clear.  My melanoma was on my back. 2.1 mm.  I had WLE and then a LND after my sentinal node came back positive with micromets.  My blood counts never tanked so bad that I had to quit for any length of time.  I did have to take 2 shots off during one week because I had stomach flu.  Interferon isn't easy, but I was glad I did it.

       

      Amy S. in Michigan

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