There is so much talk about all these wonderful new treatments for BRAF positive people. Don't get me wrong, I'm extremely happy for everyone who will benefit from these drugs - they've come a long way! That being said, what about the rest of us? Is research now heading into the direction of the wild types? I got so excited about the new vervemurafenib drug until I found out it was only for BRAF positive people. I truly hope that they find something for the rest of us so that we too can get excited about something.
I asked my surgical oncologist to test my tumour for all mutations so that I could be prepared going forward. I'm happy I signed my tumour over to the lab for TIL testing because that could be an option in another 6 months.
I'm so thankful for all these breakthoroughs. I do believe that survival stats will double within the next 5 years.
Best of luck!
Lisa - Stage 4