My husband (60 yr) noticed a lump in his left groin back in July. He has been through surgery to remove the original lump (malignant melanoma) and again in September to remove all remaining lymph nodes in the groin area. No point of origin was ever found for the melanoma.
He had CTs, PET scans and a brain MRI. Everything was clear except for the MRI that showed 2 very small lesions with no edema so the Drs did not think they were part of the melanoma.
In preparation for beginning interfuron treatment this week, one last MRI was done to make sure the brain lesions had not changed.
The latest MRI showed that the two lesions had tripled in size and several others are now visible (8 weeks later). All showed edema. This puts him from stage 3 to stage 4.
He begins whole brain radiation tomorrow. This will be 10 treatments, some time to recoup, then follow with direct radiation on the two larger lesions.
Has anyone had experience with radiation treatment for melanoma that has metastasized in the brain?
My husband has been in excellent health, feels well, strong and active.