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Unusual case of stage 4 melanoma-cryotherapy next step?

Forums Cutaneous Melanoma Community Unusual case of stage 4 melanoma-cryotherapy next step?

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    Maureen038
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     To all warriors,

          My husband Bill has had stage 4 acral lentiginous melanoma for over 5 years. His treatments have been vats surgery, TIL at NIH, ipi/ nivo trial, vats surgery, nivo alone, vats surgery and for the last almost three years a her-2 drug after Sloan Kettering discovered he had a high expression of the mutation. He just had scans last Monday and after being stable since the start of the drug he has two new lung nodules in the right lung that has had 3 vats surgeries!!! It’s so damn frustrating!!! They will do a biopsy this week so Sloan Kettering can do an analysis again. Because his platelets are around 85 for the last three months and his liver numbers are very high, we are extremely concerned about doing another her-2 drug combination that includes chemo. SOLE suggested cryotherapy and we’re seriously considering it. We live in the Washington DC area, but are very willing to travel if necessary. My husband feels great and in fact is playing 18 holes of golf today. Any advice is very welcome!! Thanks so much!!

    Maureen

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