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James from SydneyParticipant
- August 8, 2010 at 10:09 pm
Where are you being treated? Others have suggested IL2 but as far as i know not many places will do it here in Oz as we do not have the depth of facilities in terms of specialised staff, ICU set up compared to the US. I would think and this is my view only that Dacarbazine is the old style treatment and i would get into a BRAF Trial. Look for old posts from Tina she is Tony's wife who has been stable on BRAF for over a year. Ipilimumab is another one that you should look into. Having said that there are people on this Board who have had success with Dacarbazine. Is there an option with surgery?
Melanoma is one of the most Immune responsive Cancers so if you can rev your Immune system up then you will see results. You have been doing a good job by yourself holding this disease at bay for 5 years, this to me means your own body has and will continue to attack the Melanoma cells.
Email me if you need some names in Sydney for another opinion.