My daughter, Courtney, was diagnosed with malignant melanoma skin cancer stage 2 C on May 12, 2011, at 16 years old. Her tumor was 7 mm deep, ulcerated, invasive, and a high mitotic rate of 9. Courtney had 4 weeks of high dose Interferon, and 48 weeks of peginterferon alfa-2b. Courtney did very well on the interferon and completed her 1 year treatment. She will now return to St. Jude every 3 months for 2 years, then every 6 months until she is 26. She is doing great!
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Thursday, October 6, 2011
Picture of Courtney's Melanoma
This is a photo of Courtney's melanoma the day she had it removed. It started as a regular size brown mole and it grew within months and started itching and bleeding.
Stage II C Malignant Melanoma; Breslow 7mm, Clark level IV, mitotic rate 20, invasive, ulcerated