- August 24, 2010 at 3:48 pm
I would definitely choose the vaccine treatment, the interferon thing can be pretty miserable, and I definitely feel that combined with immunotherapy will help you much more than interferon. Interferon can extend time between recurrences, while a vaccine would more likely prime his immune system for the future, if a recurrence ever does occur. What stage 3 is he? if it is minor, then his particular melanoma obviously has low metastatic potential(with a primary 2-3 inches thick Statistics are from the past as well. When I was first diagnosed with a brain met, the stats were 3%that I would be here in 4 years. That was in 2006, and I have been NED for more than 2 years (I think). Either treatments have improved, or I am extremely lucky. Lucky for me, I have a wife with the same attitude as you, and I love her more and more every day.
God Bless and don't feel like handing things over to God is a bad thing. It was an enormous source of strength for me, and my wife. It takes more than just 2 people to beat melanoma, go to work,pay the bills, and keep a marriage together sometimes.
Enjoy each other and live for today. Hope for the best, and prepare for the worst.