I posted this in the MPIP page and it was suggested that I also post here.
In 2006 I was diagnosed with ocular malanoma in my left eye. Soon there after I had plaque surgery at Jules Stein Eye Institute. I did lose most vision in that eye but was glad to be alive. One year ago in Dec, my yearly CT scan showed 5 small (1.2cm) spots on my abdomine. Six months later in June they showed no growth. This past Dec the CT scan intecated that at least one of the spots had grown (1.7cm) A biopsy was ordered and showed that it was melanoma.
I have recetly gone to USC Norris Cancer Center and my Doctor there (Dr Wong) has recomended that I start Yervoy infussion as treatment against the melanoma. I have read so many horrific side effects that I am now seeking others that may have gone through this tratment.
My question is simple...what are your feelings about this treatmeant, and what others might you recomend?
Not sure if my condition makes any difference, but here it is anyway.
I am a 59 year old male in good to great health (other than the melanoma) I am 5'9' and weigh 160. I am on a mostly glutten free diet, very little meat
I exercise 4 to 5 times a week....weight lifting and cycling. Never smoked. I havent even been sick in the last 15 years (the flu was the last illness)