I was 43 when I was diagnosed with melanoma from a mole on my back. All the initial tests cam back negative. A year late the lymph nodes under my left arm started to swell. Sure enough, the cancer was back. I have to endure 2 more surgeries and 164 Interferon treatments. I am six months off of treatment, PET scan showed no cancer, and I have started back to work. The treatment is brutal, but can be done and you can survive!!!