I am newly diagnosed with two excisions and a sentinal lymph node biopsy. I am Stage III B because of microsatellites. I have had three opinions on treatments. One said "vigilant observation" and two others said radiation therapy. However, one said external beam radiation - 4 weeks / 5 times a week. And the other said IMRT (aka 3D conformal) radiation which avoids bones and provides less radiation to healthy cells. It also is a five day treatment.
I'd like to do the IMRT therapy, but have not found any other online resources talking about it with Stage III melanoma to an extremity (mine is on my arm). I'm just reaching out blindly to anyone on this board to see if anyone has experience with it or if the cancer center I went to is just very proactive in it''s use.
Thank you to anyone who responds.
(PS - my screen name is supposed to be LambChop, but I guess I am tired and just not focused these days.)