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    Rebecca and Bob

      Hi Kevin,


      Sorry your joining our group, but what a great group of people. I think your plan is good. You wanted to hear from IL-2 folks. My husband did IL-2 in April 2008 lung mets. He responded and did 6 rounds of it. He appeared to be a complete responder but then small intestinal mets appeared a year later. Those were surgically removed. He had scans last week and is now 13 months disease free. There are also new articles about IL-2 working on brain mets. My husband has been a Stage IV melanoma survivor since April 2008. He was originally Stage III January of 2007.

      Good luck on your treatment and I will send good thoughts and prayers your way. IL-2 is tough but there are some mighty tough women on this board who made it through and you are young, you can do it. My husband was 41 when he did IL-2. I hope to keep him around for a very long time.


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