MPIP: Melanoma Patients Information Page

The MPIP is the oldest and largest community of people affected by melanoma hosted through the Melanoma Research Foundation. It is designed to provide support and information to caregivers, patients, family and friends. Once you have been touched by melanoma—either as a patient or as a family member or friend of a patient—you become part of a community. It is not a community anyone joins willingly. But if you must be part of this group, you will find no better place to find the tools you need in your journey with this cancer, and the friends who can make that journey more bearable.

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Mekinist and Teffinlar... New growth?

My hubby is having pain in his left lung which did not have any spots before. He had just had a CT scan beginning of August and has been on combo since mid June. It seems to be the same type of pain he had from his first tumor (inoperable) in his right lung back in June. 

Do new tumors pop up while on the combo that the drugs can't affect? My dad seems to think the pain is all in my husbands head because a new tumor can't pop up while the meds are working on other tumors. 

He was doing so good until the past week.