- August 12, 2010 at 2:07 am
The scan showed 3 spots, one on his neck, one in a groin node and another near his abdomen. They did a needle biopsy of the groin node and is was ok, not melanoma but a benign reacitve node (whew). The neck one they are just watching with ultrasound. His primary was on his tongue and he had a neck node dissection with one positive node. This was last summer.
For him the month of IVs was hard but the 11 months of injections not as bad. He was able to go back to college full time.His main side effects were fatigue, and headaches sometimes. I think age was on his side (he was 21) as far as tolerating the interferon as well as he did.
Good luck to you