Jerry from Cape CodParticipant
- August 19, 2010 at 1:10 pm
My name is Jerry and I'm stage IV , dx'd in January of 2009. A few months back we had a post of Stage IV survivors on the forum. The number of posters was very high and very encouraging. Survival stats are numbers, and you are not a number. Your doctor is reacting to how he/she was trained to convey information in a impartial calculated manner.
Search out information for the best Melanoma Center in your area and call there immediately and start interviewing doctors. You have to become your own advocate.
There are many around here who have walked in your shoes who will tell you of their experiences and allow you to have additional info and questions for your medical team.
I would sugges that you start a new thread and title it something link "San Diego Melanoma Centers" or Mel Centers near San Diego." I'm sure that you will get many useful replies.
I'm a participant in an ipi trial, now at week 80 well past my suggest "expiration" date.
Jerry from Cape Cod