Inez, I know at this moment your heart is heavy and great
sadness is yours. I promise you one thing, there are miracles, we see them
every day on our forum. Please do not give up hope. There are more
people today living with cancer than dying with cancer.
Are you speaking of the Mayo Clinic out West, or the one in
Florida? The one out West is highly recommended; so that would mean that
the first right step has been taken. The best cancer center possible,
where all treatments are available.
This is a serious cancer friend, no denying that; but not
incurable. The therapy they are recommending is good and has had some very
good success with melanoma. I am merely expressing my opinion of what I am
reading on the net while researching. I am also reading much about P-53
which is also in trials and the success it is having. Please know that the
first chemo treatment is not always the one that will work; so if it doesn't for
some reason ask about P-53, gene therapy. I will be praying for you and
your son and hope that you will stay and chat with us. A lot of medical
information goes across our forum line (35 mim. a week). Warmly, your
My son was recently diagnosed at Mayo Clinic
with invasive melanoma to Clark's Level III. They injected radioactive
dye into the melanoma site and removed two lymph nodes that dyed blue.
One of the nodes tested positive for malignancy. They are now
encouraging him to go into an experimental interfuron treatment program.
He would recieve infusions of interfuron 5 days per week for 4 continuous
We are looking for any information and ideas
regarding the decision which lies before us. Thank you for any
information you may be able to provide.