hello friends. this is my first post, though i have been lurking for the past 3 months or so. july 12,2012 i had a melanoma, 3.05 without an irritated site. removed along with an alledged negative snb. one small area of which had an area that the pathologist would not declare negative, nor would he declare it positive. i thought i was in good shape. had a good year. august 2013, noted groin node in lymph area of past surgical site. (left ankle) had node removed and clean out of lymph nodes. wore drain 4 weeks, then had 23 days or radiation to site. was waiting for randomization to trial of 2 arms ipi and l arm interferon. just learned that i was placed in the interferon group. i am a robust 75 who looks 65 and is healty other than a little arthritis and hypertension.and don't want to waste one of my possible last years being miserable i did learn through probling my onc, (very nice, but not mel specialist) that i am braf negative, and NRAS positive. (i know this is not good news) i have just completed negative pet and ct scan or head. ( i cannot have mri or head due to implant in ear) i am asking for advice re next step. i would like to see a mel specialist at a large cancer center. vanderbilt is much more convenient, sloan kettering could be managed. and what is "watch and wait" really like. is that good enough for me. any bit of info provided would be appreciated and evaluated. i have learned so much from this site and felt such kindess and knowledge frin every post. thanks to you all.