Monday, June 22, 2009

Cancer spread to liver responds to experimental treatment

When Linda Campbell of Lexington, North Carolina, started to lose her vision in winter 2000 she knew something was wrong. After a diagnosis of ocular melanoma, a rare cancer, she went through numerous treatments to save her eye. Despite one recurrence, by 2007 Campbell was pretty sure she had beaten the odds. That was until last year, when her doctors found lesions on her liver. Her melanoma had spread.

"It was pretty devastating," she said.

Scans showed Campbell's liver was peppered with cancer. There were so many spots, they were impossible to count.

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