My husband was recently diagnosed with stage 3B-melanoma.. We noticed a pink cyst like lump at the base of his neck in November 2013. After much discussion-he had it removed only to find the answer that has changed our lives. (no color melanoma measuring 1.5 x 1.1 x .8cm with a lesion depth of 9mm). We immediately had many doctor checks to see if we could find a primary site but to no avail. In December 2013, had the tumor successfully removed and a SNB. Lymph node was clear. Results of PET scan were also clear. In March 2014, we found another spot (melanoma) on the skin surface that was removed with clear margins. We were told this may perhaps be an "in transit" spot. At the present time, we are waiting on results of BRAF mutation test.
Where do we go from here? We have been told that there are many clinical trials that we may quailfy for. As I have researched the trials-- I am finding out about T-VEC and also hearing the words Yervoy and Interferon.. Of course, the medication side effects seem horrible.. I am asking for advice on the drug treatments and also clinical trials.. HELP-- feeling overwhelmed and confused.