I have been on injections of alfa interferon 3million unit doses three times a week since 23 January. The side effects are quite terrible sometimes but the worst one has been a skin rash which just does not seem to want to go away despite other conventional steroid ointment. Is there anyone else out ther on alfa interferon…
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HI...I was diagnosed with Vertiligo...I have a white skin patch on my fore head and it goes into my hair line and the hair on that part turns white too...my doctor told me to protect it from the sun...and it could turn cancerous....I was just wondering if anyone knows about this or if anyone have the same problem that I…
Recently diagnosed: What do I need to know?
Hi! Results came back from neck biopsy: early melanoma stage 1, level 1. Doctor said it is localized to my epidermis. On May 14, I'll have .5 cm margin removed plus biopsy on another lesion. Doctor plans to follow-up every 3 months for 1st year. I'm just beginning my search for information to educate myself. What questions…
Treatment - what should I expect?
Hi. My name is Susan. I was diagnosed with Stage IIIB Melanoma in February of this year. It started as a mole on my back. The mole was removed and checked. I have had two surgeries; the first was a wide excision at the tumor site and a Sentinel Node Biopsy. That lymph node showed some melanoma cells, so the second surgery…
Help! I need health insurance.
I had malignant melanoma removed 1 1/2 years ago. Currently, I do not have health insurance and do not have a group policy at my job. I've talked to a couple of insurance agents and basically have been told no insurance company will pick me up because it was melanoma. Anybody know of a company that will insure me even with…