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Melanoma specialist in Atlanta, GA ?

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    lou2
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      Can anyone recommend a melanoma specialist here?  I have an appointment with a doc in a practice that is described as skin cancer specialists, but seeing the background of the doc does not make me feel sure that this is really the best choice.

      Can anyone recommend a melanoma specialist here?  I have an appointment with a doc in a practice that is described as skin cancer specialists, but seeing the background of the doc does not make me feel sure that this is really the best choice.

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        lhaley
        Participant

          A few years ago Kevin went to someone in Emory but I can't remember the Drs name.   I drive from Anderson SC to Charlotte NC.   As Kevin's became more aggressive he drove to Nasville. There are a few melanoma specialists there in Sarah Cannon Center and Vanderbilt.

          Linda

          lhaley
          Participant

            A few years ago Kevin went to someone in Emory but I can't remember the Drs name.   I drive from Anderson SC to Charlotte NC.   As Kevin's became more aggressive he drove to Nasville. There are a few melanoma specialists there in Sarah Cannon Center and Vanderbilt.

            Linda

              akkcak
              Participant

                I go to Emory and see Dr. Delman(surgeon) and Dr. Lawson(medical oncologist).  I love Delman.  He loves me too! Both are melanoma specialists.  I did my high dose of interferon at the Longstreet Clinic in Gainesville.  Too far to drive to Emory everyday.  Both groups worked together well.  Good luck to you! Prayers

                Amy

                3b

                akkcak
                Participant

                  I go to Emory and see Dr. Delman(surgeon) and Dr. Lawson(medical oncologist).  I love Delman.  He loves me too! Both are melanoma specialists.  I did my high dose of interferon at the Longstreet Clinic in Gainesville.  Too far to drive to Emory everyday.  Both groups worked together well.  Good luck to you! Prayers

                  Amy

                  3b

                  lou2
                  Participant

                    Thanks for your replies.

                    Amy, looks like we are only about ten miles apart!

                    lou2
                    Participant

                      Thanks for your replies.

                      Amy, looks like we are only about ten miles apart!

                      akkcak
                      Participant
                        I’m in Oakwood all the time. Well, i was before treatment. What Dr are you seeing? If i can help let me know.
                        akkcak
                        Participant
                          I’m in Oakwood all the time. Well, i was before treatment. What Dr are you seeing? If i can help let me know.
                          lou2
                          Participant

                            Were you not eligible/interested in the clinical trials?  Were you checked for braf?  I have read that interferon has some unpleasant side effects.

                            lou2
                            Participant

                              Were you not eligible/interested in the clinical trials?  Were you checked for braf?  I have read that interferon has some unpleasant side effects.

                              lou2
                              Participant

                                Never mind, I looked at your profile and saw the reasons.  Don't understand why that would affect your melanoma treatment though.

                                lou2
                                Participant

                                  Never mind, I looked at your profile and saw the reasons.  Don't understand why that would affect your melanoma treatment though.

                                  akkcak
                                  Participant
                                    Was told yervoy was not an option due to my colitis. Apparently colitis is a potential side effect. At the time i had never heard the term braf. I have learned a lot since. Interferon is not fun but it is doable. I went back and forth on whether or not to do it but like a lot of us, i just wasn’t comfortable doing nothing. I’m young. At least i consider myself to be young(39). Plus i’m in good physical shape. I think that has helped me tolerate it.
                                    lou2
                                    Participant

                                      I'm sorry.  Got that wrong about interferon.  It was interleuken I meant, that has the side effects.  Can you tell I am a newby?  So much to learn.

                                      lou2
                                      Participant

                                        I'm sorry.  Got that wrong about interferon.  It was interleuken I meant, that has the side effects.  Can you tell I am a newby?  So much to learn.

                                        buffcody
                                        Participant

                                          Interferon is no picnic either!

                                          buffcody
                                          Participant

                                            Interferon is no picnic either!

                                            buffcody
                                            Participant

                                              Interferon is no picnic either!

                                              lou2
                                              Participant

                                                I'm sorry.  Got that wrong about interferon.  It was interleuken I meant, that has the side effects.  Can you tell I am a newby?  So much to learn.

                                                akkcak
                                                Participant
                                                  Was told yervoy was not an option due to my colitis. Apparently colitis is a potential side effect. At the time i had never heard the term braf. I have learned a lot since. Interferon is not fun but it is doable. I went back and forth on whether or not to do it but like a lot of us, i just wasn’t comfortable doing nothing. I’m young. At least i consider myself to be young(39). Plus i’m in good physical shape. I think that has helped me tolerate it.
                                                  akkcak
                                                  Participant
                                                    Was told yervoy was not an option due to my colitis. Apparently colitis is a potential side effect. At the time i had never heard the term braf. I have learned a lot since. Interferon is not fun but it is doable. I went back and forth on whether or not to do it but like a lot of us, i just wasn’t comfortable doing nothing. I’m young. At least i consider myself to be young(39). Plus i’m in good physical shape. I think that has helped me tolerate it.
                                                    lou2
                                                    Participant

                                                      Never mind, I looked at your profile and saw the reasons.  Don't understand why that would affect your melanoma treatment though.

                                                      lou2
                                                      Participant

                                                        Were you not eligible/interested in the clinical trials?  Were you checked for braf?  I have read that interferon has some unpleasant side effects.

                                                        akkcak
                                                        Participant
                                                          I’m in Oakwood all the time. Well, i was before treatment. What Dr are you seeing? If i can help let me know.
                                                          lou2
                                                          Participant

                                                            Thanks for your replies.

                                                            Amy, looks like we are only about ten miles apart!

                                                            akkcak
                                                            Participant

                                                              I go to Emory and see Dr. Delman(surgeon) and Dr. Lawson(medical oncologist).  I love Delman.  He loves me too! Both are melanoma specialists.  I did my high dose of interferon at the Longstreet Clinic in Gainesville.  Too far to drive to Emory everyday.  Both groups worked together well.  Good luck to you! Prayers

                                                              Amy

                                                              3b

                                                            lhaley
                                                            Participant

                                                              A few years ago Kevin went to someone in Emory but I can't remember the Drs name.   I drive from Anderson SC to Charlotte NC.   As Kevin's became more aggressive he drove to Nasville. There are a few melanoma specialists there in Sarah Cannon Center and Vanderbilt.

                                                              Linda

                                                              94z28joe
                                                              Participant

                                                                As stated before Dr.Lawson is an awesome doctor! I have seen both Dr. Delman and Dr. Carlson both are very good doctors I have Dr. Carlson do two of my three surgeries he does awesome work!!! I should be starting my clinical trial on Monday out there with them.

                                                                  lou2
                                                                  Participant

                                                                    What trial are you entering?

                                                                    lou2
                                                                    Participant

                                                                      What trial are you entering?

                                                                      94z28joe
                                                                      Participant
                                                                        I forget the name of it but its the interferon vs ippi 3mg/kg or ippi 10mg/kg they will hopefully tell me which arm I will be in this week if all my scans where good last week.
                                                                        94z28joe
                                                                        Participant
                                                                          I forget the name of it but its the interferon vs ippi 3mg/kg or ippi 10mg/kg they will hopefully tell me which arm I will be in this week if all my scans where good last week.
                                                                          akkcak
                                                                          Participant
                                                                            I also go to dr. Dhar. Good luck with treatment!
                                                                            akkcak
                                                                            Participant
                                                                              I also go to dr. Dhar. Good luck with treatment!
                                                                              94z28joe
                                                                              Participant

                                                                                Thansk! Dr. Dhar is awesome hes a great doctor!!

                                                                                94z28joe
                                                                                Participant

                                                                                  Thansk! Dr. Dhar is awesome hes a great doctor!!

                                                                                  94z28joe
                                                                                  Participant

                                                                                    Thansk! Dr. Dhar is awesome hes a great doctor!!

                                                                                    akkcak
                                                                                    Participant
                                                                                      I also go to dr. Dhar. Good luck with treatment!
                                                                                      94z28joe
                                                                                      Participant
                                                                                        I forget the name of it but its the interferon vs ippi 3mg/kg or ippi 10mg/kg they will hopefully tell me which arm I will be in this week if all my scans where good last week.
                                                                                        lou2
                                                                                        Participant

                                                                                          What trial are you entering?

                                                                                        94z28joe
                                                                                        Participant

                                                                                          As stated before Dr.Lawson is an awesome doctor! I have seen both Dr. Delman and Dr. Carlson both are very good doctors I have Dr. Carlson do two of my three surgeries he does awesome work!!! I should be starting my clinical trial on Monday out there with them.

                                                                                          94z28joe
                                                                                          Participant

                                                                                            As stated before Dr.Lawson is an awesome doctor! I have seen both Dr. Delman and Dr. Carlson both are very good doctors I have Dr. Carlson do two of my three surgeries he does awesome work!!! I should be starting my clinical trial on Monday out there with them.

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