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Help me keep positive over the recent news on my fathers melanoma

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Joined: Nov 2011

Please help me! I don't really have anyone to talk to that knows what I am going through . My dad is 800 miles from me and I got news today that his melanoma has spread to his brain! I need to keep positive but all I keep finding is bad things about it. Have others survived this? First was a baseball size mass 4 years ago. Then cancer free. Then about spring 2011 it came back in his lungs and around his heart. Since his last visit to the C T C last month my step mom rushed him to the hospital today and they did a ct with results that the cancer has spread to his brain. I need HOPE! They are trying to shrink the cancer with meds. He is in ICU. Please, is there anyone who can give me hope! I can't loose my dad! He hasn't got a grandchild yet, I need to know that he will be able to hold a grand baby one day!

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Joined: May 2011

I'm so sorry to hear about your Dad. To answer your question, yes, there are people who survive this, but not as many as we would like. Did he have a treatment when it was found in his lungs? There are several treatment options out there for both lung and brain mets.

If you would like more info on treatment options, I would suggest visiting the Melanoma Resources Foundation webpage at www.melanoma.org. They have a "bulletin" board where you can post questions regarding treatments. I'm sure you will get alot of info there.

Best of luck to your dad.

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Joined: Feb 2012

Hi, i am sorry to hear about that. The best way is to cure as soon as possible. - lower left abdominal pain | pain in lower right abdomen | sinus infection symptoms

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I am so sorry to hear about your dad's news. People can survive this but it takes lots of strength and positivity. I would be sending up lots of prayers to God to ask for healing and comfort during this tough time. Stay positive.

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