I continue to have success with shrinkage after completing 8 week trial of ALT-801.
My latest scans show 2 lymph nodes in the neck and the thyroid still have melanoma but they are significantly smaller and other 2 lymph nodes are gone! :)
They also show advanced necrosis of the tumor in the remaining lymph nodes. As my dr. said this is GOOD NEWS!!!
He has rewritten the protocol and has asked and received permission from NCI to redose me. Now just waiting on the drug company!
As much as I don't want to go thru 8 more weeks I have to look at the big picture. This wasn't as toxic as IL-2 can be, I had a relatively easy time compared to what that coud be.
8 more weeks of feeling like crap for possibly more years? Totally worth it! Just have to gear up for the rash and headaches and vomiting to come! Yippee!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Kellie, Stage IV, stable disease after one round of ALT-801, gearing up for my 2nd