Jun 01, 2004 - 7:26 pm
I would like to hear from anyone who started a biotherapy program for malignant melanoma using Interferon alfa-2b (Intron A) as treatment. After 8 months on the drug at 60 MIU per week, my cancer has returned. My treatment program has stopped on the Intron A. The next step is a series of PET and CT scans to see if the cancer has spread. 5 of the melanomas have been on my back, including the most recent finding in April. My oncologist has suggested either radiation treatments (localized to the back) or one of six clinical trials now underway.
If you are currently in a clinical trial under similar circumstances, I would like to hear from you. I will need to make a decision on the treatment plan soon. I am a 59 year old male. The good news is that my taste buds are working again, and a daily glass of Chardonnay tastes wonderful! Thanks for your time.