My wife was just recently diagnosed with Melanoma. She went to our GP back in late January for what we thought was a routine removal of two or three moles and ended up with one testing positive for melanoma. The one that tested positive had grown significantly, and had started to itch. We went to a surgeon to have the WLE and sentinel lymph node removal and biopsy. The good news was that the margins on the WLE came back clear, but the lymph node tested positive. We met with a surgical oncologist last week, and he recommended that the rest of the "upper level" lymph nodes be removed and biopsied. A second oncologist that we met with today, who would be the one to provide the 'after surgery' treatment also recommended the same operation, so she's getting herself ready mentally for that. We go back to the surgical oncologist on Tuesday to set up a time for the surgery, as well as talk about recovery time, etc. The second oncologist has recommended that she have the high dosage interferon treatment once she is recovered from the lymph node surgery. Everything is happening so fast that it's hard to wrap my head around it.
I have not done a whole lot of reading on interferon, so I'm not sure where to even begin asking questions...