CSN Login
Members Online: 15

Please help

Posts: 1
Joined: May 2011

My mother had vaginal melanoma four years ago. She had a surgery and took Interferon for a year. She did a pet ct scan a week ago and it showed a mesenteric nodule measures 1.2 cm in the left side of the abdomen. What are the treatment options for her. Please help. Thank you.

Posts: 82
Joined: Apr 2009


LynnLuc's picture
Posts: 24
Joined: Sep 2010

There are several treatments she can do...I am currently NED ( no evidence of disease) I had radiation, took Temodar and had surgery. I also am enrolled in a anti pd 1 trial with peptides at Moffitt Cancer Center with Dr Weber.

Perhpas go to melanoma.org and visit where all the posters either have melanoma or provide care for a loved one with melanoma.Our treatment is different from other cancers...thanks, Lynn

Posts: 19
Joined: Dec 2010


I'm in a Phase I trial at Moffitt also (headed up by Dr. Weber). It's an IV infusion and seven leg injections. I wonder if we were in the same trial? I am also currently NED an hope to stay that way.

Posts: 2
Joined: Aug 2011

National Institute of Health in Bethesda, MD has free clinical trials, after you are accepted they will pay your plane fare. I was on TIL and it works on 70% of people. Not me, they think because I had biochemo. go there if you can. Best.

Posts: 9
Joined: Aug 2011

I am going to write them and let them I am an unhappy patient of UCLA and I will let them think about helping me.
I am recovering melanoma pt now but who knows about the future, good to plan.

Subscribe with RSS
About Cancer Society

The content on this site is for informational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Do not use this information to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease without consulting with a qualified healthcare provider. Please consult your healthcare provider with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your condition. Use of this online service is subject to the disclaimer and the terms and conditions.

Copyright 2000-2015 © Cancer Survivors Network