My mon has stage 4 Melanoma

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6/17/2017 8:52am
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Hi everybody

I write to you because I am really desperate. My mom has a melanoma that has spread  in almost all o bodies except the brain. She is very tired and can hardly walk. She will take part in a trial combo Keytudra / TVEC  you think she still have a chance be cure ?? . sorry for my poor englisch  but  I hope to find some comfort here.

Kamga, my husband has stage 4 metastatic melanoma. He is on Opdivo, rather than Keytruda, but he is responding favorably. Not so very long ago the life expectancy for a stage IV metastatic melanoma diagnosis was pretty short. Thanks to ongoing research and a steady stream of new medications and treatments becoming available there is a lot more hope now. You will hear stories here of people who have lived with that diagnosis for a long time and lived well. I hope you find comfort knowing that you are not alone. There are so many kind and knowledgeable people here. You chose a good community to come to for help and comfort! They have gotten me through a lot of hard days. I will pray for you and your mother. 

Alison - wife of Roy, Stage IV Metastatic Melanoma

Hi Kamga - I think everyone here knows that same desperate feeling, you're sure not alone. I can tell you that my sister was in very bad shape only a year ago but, with treatment, she's still here and doing very well. You'll find lots of great information here and many people willing to answer your questions.

Wishing the best for your mom!! Take care.


You have come to the right place for support and information. I will pray for you and your mom. 

Patrisa - (6/17/2017 - 11:26am)

Dear Kamga,

you have to a great place for comfort and knowledge... Many of people here have dealt successfully with stage IV melanoma, hopefully your mom will too... Keytruda has been great for so many people, have faith it will work for your beloved mom as well...

My dad has been on keytruda for the past year and a half, also stage IV and he is still alive and kicking, so yes, stage IV can be dealt with success, but no one knows if it's long term, you just have to hope that it will be....

Take care,