Re: stage 4 rectal melanoma
Hi, I was diagnosed with stage 3 rectal cancer in June 2012. I had radiation and chemo for 2 months then a frontal recession whereas the cancer was removed. I subsequently had an ileostomy (bag) for 6 months with aggressive chemo. The ileostomy was reversed in March 2013 and have continued to have severe rectal pain. The only pain medication which have been effective is Oxycontin and Lyrica.
Hope this helps.- Matthew