So I am entering new territory- after two years of being stage III and playing the wait and watch game my melanoma has spread to my lungs. After surgery to do a biopsy, the doc told me they couldn't surgically remove all the abnormal growths without turning my lungs into Swiss cheese... obviously not an option! I have elected to start high dose IL-2 treatment in hopes of being in the lucky 6% where the cancer magically goes away and never comes back. Sounds like this treatment is concentrated evil itself with 5 days and up to 14 doses (most can't tolerate all 14) administered in the ICU, one week off, another 5 days of treatment in the ICU, and then wait 4 weeks to scan and see if it works. If I am one of the lucky complete responders then I won't need any further treatment, but if not then on to the next drug!