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Rare Melanoma

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My mon was diagnosed with a melanoma in her rectum. She underwent surgery and now has a colostomy. She has developed a hernia by the stoma. Has anyone out there had this type of melanoma and what was your course of treatment?

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I do not have that form of melanoma. I have Stage III melanoma - nodular primary, one positive node - groin lymph basin. Your mom might want to discuss clinical trials with her doctor. I would also suggest that she try to go to a center with oncologist who have a lot of experience with melanoma. A good site for finding a variety of people with different forms of melanoma is the MPIP. The link to that site is http://www.mpip.org/bb/bbindex.html

Best wishes, Carver

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