› Forums › General Melanoma Community › Newly diagnosed Stage IV, just started Dacarbazine – Im so lost & scared :-( I need some advice & encouragement please anyone?? › Re: Newly diagnosed Stage IV, just started Dacarbazine – Im …
- August 11, 2010 at 9:43 pm
Sorry to hear that you have become stage iv, but you need to stay positive.
I too live in Melbourne, my fiance (who passed away May this year) was diagnosed with Melanoma initally around 18 years ago (in the back), he was given the all clear. But unfortunately it came back again in same location 3 years ago, and he became stage iv. We managed to fight the disease for 3 years, through various trials in Australia. As hard as it may be at times you need to stay positive. People defy statisitics everyday. Please feel free to email me if you want to know more about the trials he was on (his last one was a B-Raf trial in Sydney – which kept disease stable for around 8 months) Also I suggest you get in touch with Melanoma Patients Australia, they are a Brisbane based melanoma support team, who run support group meetings in Melbourne on a monthly basis.