James from SydneyParticipant
- August 27, 2010 at 11:52 pm
sorry to hear about your progression. First thing is to make sure you are being treated by a Melanoma Specialist in a recognised Melanoma Center. Please let us know where you are being treated. If you already have not done so ask to have a tumor sample tested for genetic Mutations. There are several new drugs in Trials which have shown some great results. Examples are BRAF,CKIT NRAS Mutations. The other drug is Ippilimumab which works by pulling off the brakes on your Immune system. This new drug is also being trialed in combination with Temador a chemo which is the same as Dacarbazine.
Melanoma is one of the most immune responsive cancers, so yes it can be beaten and yes there are more and more positive stories today compared to years ago, anything is possible.