I am posting this because the Interferon that I took for treatment of Melanoma seemed to cure my PAP and I want to put it out there to patients as a possible treatment.
I was diagnosed with PAP in October of 2000 and had my first set of lavages that month. I had another set of lavages in December of 2002 and was getting ready to need my third set in October of 2005 when I was diagnosed with Stage Three Internal Melanoma. The cancer was in my neck in two lymph nodes and they were removed in October 2005. My course of treatment after that was Interferon infusion and started it on December 5, 2005. My first set of scans were on April 26, 2006 and they showed that I was clear of Melanoma AND PAP! I have been on a lower dose of interferon since then and have had no reoccurrence. I told my doctor (Dr. Paul Lanken) at University of Pennsylvania and because I was the only one he'd heard this happening to, he wasn't able to push any research. Several of my doctors feel that the Interferon put my PAP in remission, so I want to put it out there for PAP patients to know.