This week, if my blood work comes in at the levels my doctor feels is safe, I will start taking Accutane. I have cystic acne and have been taking medication to keep it under control. But after my skin cancer doctor removed that black ominous spot, she told me I need to go on Accutane to treat my acne. Accutane is a chemotherapy drug to treat certain cancers, one of them being metastasized Melanoma. Accutane is also used as the last resort for severe cystic acne.
This drug will require monthly blood work to monitor my liver and other levels since this medication can cause some serious permanent health problems.
So for the next 5 months or so, I will be ingesting a chemo drug. Now, all this could change if I am diagnosed with another Melanoma that is greater than Stage 1A.