My husband is to start Interferon on July 13, 2009. He is 67-but is excellent health except for the melanoma stage 3.
He will be going to Johns Hopkins in Baltimore for the first 5xweekly shots, then he will give them himself at home 3xweekly. He has had the wide incision and only the sentinal lymph node was cancerous. The other 26 nodes he had removed later were clear.
He is not used to being ill. He is a farmer, and is on a traveling senior softball league. so I know he is strong enough physically, but would you suggest he start off taking antidepression medications. I'm afraid he'll want to quit treatment, but the reoccurance rate is so high, I really need some way to help him stay on Interferon. Its the only treatment offered for his cancer. Thanks and God bless..