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      There's lots of hope, Kevin, and many will respond with their personal stories.  I would just like to suggest you find the nearest melanoma center and see a specialist there.  Melanoma is an odd sort of cancer and you will be best served by someone who works with it exclusively.   Where are you?  Can you travel?  

      Also – some Stave IV people on the board have done IL-2 and have shown a durable response so you should start checking on that treatment.  

      Good luck!  You've got some hard work ahead of you but you can do it.


      PS – ignore the stats. Five year survival rates are by definition – 5 years old.  There are lots of new treatments and lots of survivors.

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