I haven't visited this page in a long time. My husband is 12+ years NED after a diagnosis of 3a at age 26. Lots of loss and joy since then: new jobs, new homes, the death of our infant son and the births of our beautiful daughters. Life really does go on, and much happiness is in the smallest moments as well as the big events.
Reading over the posts on this page, I'm struck by how many positive posts there are on treatments for stage iv. I'm curious what other people think - are treatments much improved over the paucity that existed 12 years ago when my husband was first diagnosed?
I ask because I know my childen are at increased risk of melanoma because of their dad's experience - especially my little red haired, blue eyed, white-as-snow skinned 4 year old, and I dream of the day when melanoma is cured.
Is there hope in these new treatments that it CAN be cured? At least in the way, perhaps, that a disease like AIDs can now be held at bay and give the opportunity for long-term survival?
Thanks and best to you all,