Hey there. I am so grateful to find this forum.
My mother just had a 3cm tumour found in her left upper lobe in December. They proposed a wedge resection, but in waiting a month for surgery it doubled in size and her pain through the roof. They biopsied and found it was Melanoma. She first had Melanoma in the skin 6-7 years ago. They thought they had a good margin so no further treatment at that time.
Now surgery is cancelled (too risky, close to ribs/spine) and we are trying to get her pain controlled (currently on 6mg of hydromorphone every three hours) and are awaiting referral to the cancer agency. She is devastated as she has heard melanoma is so deadly, but the doctors said fast growing tumours are easier to treat.
- Has anyone had good experience with cbd for pain control at least to help taper the opiates? It hasn’t been suggested by the nurse practitioner, but I’ve heard good things. I would consult the team first of course.
- she is very stressed about the news as she thought surgery would take care of this. While waiting for the cancer center and an oncologist, how I can I best help her cope (counsellor?). The waiting is the hardest part for her.
-Any idea what the current treatment for an inoperable lung MET? It sounds like some kind of systemic treatment (immunotherapy or chemo).
-the NP has said this will eventually kill her. Others here have said Melanoma is curable?
Any information or resources would be so helpful. From my family to yours, thank you!