My 62 year old mother was diagnosed with melanoma 6 years ago.
The cancer was removed, and she was very pro-active with her regular followed screenings/checkups
Last week she was admitted to the hospital for severe back pain, and some large unexplained bruises. Through the various tests ran, we have found that the melanoma has metasticized on her liver and peppered her lungs.
With all of the doctors tending to her, some are very positive and have actually encouraged me to come here and ask for help, while others are grave, and have given her a bleak prognosis.
I want to help my Mom.
1. I am not 100% confident in her oncologist. Who are the best melanoma docs in South Florida that I can call for another opinion?
2. What questions should I be asking her doctors?
3. What are the best medication/therapy options for a stage 4 patient?
We all thought that she had licked this thing years ago. She is otherwise a healthy, active woman.
Thank you for taking the time to read this and help me.