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Weight loss is a potential side effect of Zelboraf. It appears that the drug has the potential to reduce your appetite, which could definitely result in weight loss.

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Commented on Melanoma in Lymph nodes - help 9 years ago

Hi Mrs. C.M,

Your determination and initiative are apparent from the outset of this question. That alone will support you as you navigate the fight against the spread of your cancer.

There are several questions related to melanoma on the FoundHealth site. If you have yet to read them, you may find helpful hints and resources at the following URLs:

http://www.foundhealth.com/questions/what-is-the-prognosis-for-stage-iv-melanoma http://www.foundhealth.com/questions/desperate-mom-looking-for-suggestions-on-diet-supplements-and-integrative-treatment-for-19-year-old-son

Mike Rosenthal, a member of FoundHealth's board of advisers has rich experience as a support person while his wife battled melanoma. The links are filled with his suggestions of doctors and treatments he found helpful throughout their fight.

One of the best pieces of advice I found from his recommendations was to select primary treatment(s). This will set a foundation from which to make further adjustments with supplements and diet adjustments. Having a physician that you respect and trust will be an important reliable resource.

In addition, I did not see any indication of adverse interactions between the supplements you are taking. There are several warnings, however, if you have other health conditions or are taking other medications. Both FoundHealth's "Treatments" page (link at the top of the screen) and MedLinePlus are good resources for precautions for taking medications and supplements.

I will reach out to Mike and request that he also respond here. In any case, please remain in contact with updates, and I will ensure that I research and respond with what information I can find.

Hi Mrs. C.M,

Your determination and initiative are apparent from the outset of this question. That alone will support you as you navigate the fight against the spread of your cancer.

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