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My dad was diagnosed with Stage IV B mucosal melanoma in April of this year, 2017. He had a CAT scan in January 2017 that was unremarkeable. His doctor performed a sinus clearing procedure when the antibiotics were ineffective, and melanoma cells were found in his biopsy report. The MRI revealed the tumor has spread back to the edge of the dura, filled his sinuses, to his upper forehead and down to his gums. It is respectable, but resection is not recommended because the margins aren’t clean. The only “good” news received is that as of the first week in May, it has not yet metasticized in his organs or a lymph node. I am looking for information, advocacy tools, clinical trial opportunities, and advise.

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Stage 4