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YERVOY (IPI, Ipilumumab) VS. Radiation – HELP

Forums General Melanoma Community YERVOY (IPI, Ipilumumab) VS. Radiation – HELP

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    prayin4cr
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    My father (age 71) was diagnosed with stage 4 Melanoma about 2 years ago.

    Treated with IL2 first – got rid of Melanoma in hus liver, and shrunk nodes

    Treated next with oncovex – mixed reaction – killed some tumor and some grew

    Resection – got most, but grew back on nodes

    Other treatment – some pill (forget name) – mixed – they did surgery on tumor – now has large gaping hole and substantial tumor, hard to heal

    My dad was with a great Melanoma specialist, but now is back with Kaiser's more general oncology.

    My father (age 71) was diagnosed with stage 4 Melanoma about 2 years ago.

    Treated with IL2 first – got rid of Melanoma in hus liver, and shrunk nodes

    Treated next with oncovex – mixed reaction – killed some tumor and some grew

    Resection – got most, but grew back on nodes

    Other treatment – some pill (forget name) – mixed – they did surgery on tumor – now has large gaping hole and substantial tumor, hard to heal

    My dad was with a great Melanoma specialist, but now is back with Kaiser's more general oncology.

    He was planning on doing Yervoy (was scheduled in 3 weeks to start)

    The Kaiser general oncologist is recommending Radiation instead of Yervoy (IPI). 

    To me and my mother, it seems like the Yervoy would be the better option.

    Any opinions would be welcome.

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