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Re: Scary scary-please help and advise

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    Rocklove
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      Shaz I was diagnosed liver mets dec 2009. The doctor immediately got me enrolled in the YM155 study. After 6 weeks I was tested and the study failed for me. They told me the best bet was Bio-Chemo. I started treatment in March. I have had a 70 to 80% reduction in tumor sizes throughout my body. I am on maintenance IL-2 now and back to work full time.

      Everyone has responded to make sure you are seeing a melanoma specialist, I concur that is so important.

      Please stay on top of your situation. Have a hard talk with your doctor and feel good about your decision whatever that may be.

      Thoughts and Prayers for You and Family Shaz.

      Rocky (Stage IV Liver Mets)

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