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Re: My husband Jim

Forums General Melanoma Community My husband Jim Re: My husband Jim

    killmel
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      Hi,

       

      I am someone who believes in quality of life like your husband. However, reality set in when I sarted toget syptoms & not feeling well and had todo something. I could not ignore the "beast".

      I think that  Dian makes a good suggestion about vaccines, but it  the vaccine is using the patient's melanoma tumors to make the vaccine, it takes a long time. If I remember correctly, it took Dian 1 year to start getting her vaccine. I do not think that your husband has that kind of time based on your description of his disease progression.

       

      I hope that you can talk him into a tratment or surgery, but you do have to respect his decision.

      Best ofLuck

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