- August 13, 2010 at 12:10 pm
You and I have talked before via email. I understand, at least at some level, the heart issues you have. If I were you, I'd give IPI a try. You can research the drug and its potential side effects and then decide. Otherwise if left untreated, the melanoma will most likely continue to grow and possibly spread. If you have a spot on your spine, it may eventually cause some major pain . There are no easy answers but only the one that you are most comfortable with. To do nothing….well the outcome is most likely what you'd expect but then again, nothing is for certain. Get your doc to try to get you IPI for compassionate use…give it a try,,,,you may be surprised that the side effects are tolerable and that it actually does work to reduce or possibly eliminate the tumors. Best wishes to you. Remain hopeful.