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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Friday, July 13, 2012
Courtney and I just got back from St. Jude and her 6 month scans were clear!! I am so relieved. Courtney told me I can stop worrying for 3 months when her next check up will be. Thank you for all of the thoughts and prayers!