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Re: Life Is A Gamble

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      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.  

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