Jul 22, 2009 - 4:01 pm
Just joined this site, not for me, but for my step father Brian. He was just diagnosed with stage 4 malignant melanoma. He went in today to find out everything from his MRI to his PET scan. They found a spot in his bowel, a spot that is leading to his bowel (can't remember the name), and spot in his lung. They aren't going to do the therapy they originally were going to proceed with due to the biggest side effect being heart attacks. And since he's been through a heart attack before, his heart isn't reliable enough to send through such stress again. So, they are going to the skin doctor to see if they can't be cut out, along with seeing another doctor including the surgeon. If they can't be cut out, they're going to do chemo, and if the chemo doesn't work they will turn to clinical trials. Please, is there anyone out there who has been through this? And do you think they will be able to cut them out? If you have any uplifting stories, PLEASE SHARE!! We are in great need of hope and giving him even more power and strength to make it through this. He is going to beat this!!!