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Stage IV Melanoma and Multiple Sclerosis

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      I have Stage IV Melanoma and Mutliple Sclerosis. I am currently on Tafinlar/Mekinis, which has worked well to reduce the tumors (multiplelymph nodes involved). As we all probably have been told, the Tafinilar/Mekinist combo normally is only effective for 9-14 months. I have been on the treatment for almost 2.5 years and, except for the unfortunate side effects, am doing well. Should the melanoma spread to other areas, I am told the next step would be immunotherapy. However, since I have MS, I have been told by experts that I am not a candidate for immunotherapy. I’d like to know if anyone has both advanced Melanoma and MS and, if so, have you had immunotherapy. It’s hard to hear that, in the event the cancer spreads, I have not other treatment opnitions. I appreciate your help.
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