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    You must have done something right to fight melanoma for 13 years. What treatments have you had?

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    Can any one with Melanoma tell me of any treatments that have been successful for them?

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      StrongSteph

      My treatment for stage IV was bio-chemotherapy. I was given 2 immunotherapy drugs (IL-2 & interferon) and 3 chemotherapy drugs at the same time. I had to be hospitalized for the treatment to the toxicity of the drugs. AND I am still here! It was HARD but it worked for me.

      over 4 years ago
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      my husband has stage IV melanoma mostly in his chest and lung area. Was on Zelboraf for 8 months worked in the beginning but stopped and turmors started to grow again. Now they want to do Yervoy, we are afraid of the serious side effects, he is 69 years old and was active until recently. I do not know if the side effects from Yervoy are worse for older people who have been strained and stressed so much from the Zelboraf and just knowing you have cancer. The worse side effect from Zelboraf was all the lesions that surfaced on his body and had to be surgically removed. Lost his hair and weight. This all started back in april of 2010 from what we thought was a simple mole on his back. I am so happy to hear that Zelboraf works for some people I hope more and more it is sucessful for a lot of people.

      over 4 years ago
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      I did a month of inter feron and then 3 shots a week for the 11 months. Not the best treatment side affects where really bad but with the correct medication along with treatment it worked. I'm a 4 year Stage IIIB Nodular Melanoma survivors. Had a mole on my back that spread to my lymph nodes in my right armpit which the removed with the mole and here I am. Fit as a fiddle now.

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      over 3 years ago
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    Decision Point (I'm currently at a decision point and don't know how to proceed): I've been very fortunate in that my melanoma has always been slow growing and so far has stayed in my leg. Some of my clinical trials have had some success, but it always comes back. I'd like to try a new trial that has more promising results, but am not aware of any at this time.

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      I'm sure you know about the Preformed Death (PD1, PDL1, PDL2). Some cohorts will allow for prior immunotherapies like IL2, Ipi, TIL. I'm on PD1 down at Moffitt.

      over 4 years ago