I'am 31 years old, living in France. Last september I was diagnosed a melanoma on my back, 4,01 mm, not ulcerated, 2 mitosis. So from one day to another, I started learning a lexicography I have never heard before.
My PET Scan was clear, as well as the ecography. Then I had a surgery for the Sentinal node biopsy. And it came negative, so it's clear as well.
The dermatologist told me last week that I am in Stage II B (just for 0,1 mm I guess, otherwise it would be stage II A). And she suggest me to take Interferon three times a week for 18 months. Another dermatologist I called, told me that the use of interferon is controversial, and that I should think it well because of the side-effects.
I know that is a personal decision and that is quite difficult to generalize the side effects. As an amateur in melanoma, I will appreciate if you guys, can help me to make myself clear. Thanks,