Apr 10, 2013 - 3:39 pm
Just had my 1st Oncology appointment yesterday and received the news. I have no knowledge of Melanoma Spitzoid Type and have never met anyone that has been at stage 3 or 4.
MELANOMA has spread to at least the sentinel node, microscopic amount less than .5mm
Still waiting for the Insurance to give prior authorization for my Pet Scan and MRI to see if the cancer has spread anywhere.
20-70% to live to 5 years. Didn't realize it was that aggressive or deadly.
Looking for treatments and Yervoy keeps coming up, but when I read up on it I find that it could extend my life 3-6 months? Am I reading that right?
their other survivors out their with Melanoma Cancer that has lived longer than the 5 year span after being diagnosed as a stage 3?