Jan 16, 2010 - 10:00 pm
My 21 year old daughter was diagnosed with melanoma of her ear in 9/08. In 12/09, she had a radical neck dissection with positive lymph nodes in her neck. We have been to 3 oncologists and I have done alot of research online. Her treatment options are Interferon along with possbily radiation to the neck for local control (radiation oncologist wants to radiate, medical oncologist does not) vs a clinical trial at Moffitt with Ipilimumab(50% of patients receive the drug, 50% a placebo). She has heard from the doctors that Interferon really isn't that effective, but may prolong the recurrence. This is an extremely tough decision and the doctors are leaving up to us. Does anyone have any advice from their experience?