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... your mother was extremely lucky to have had for 2 year and only have melanoma in situ! She is one very lucky woman indeed! Chances are, it wasn't melanoma all long, but was probably an abnormal mole that was in the process of becoming melanoma. But that's just my guess. ... (5 replies)
... First and foremost, thank the powers that be this cancer has not spread to your lymph nodes! ... (2 replies)
Jul 26, 2011
... Your husband had a mole removed, and when it was biopsied the result came back it was melanoma. YIKES! I know that feeling! Well, chances are if the melanoma was really thin, like under 1mm, the entire tumor was removed when the mole was removed. ... (10 replies)

... se that has been removed twice but with narrow margins. I want the peace of mind that will come with knowing I have done everything humanly possible to eradicate the beast and will be grateful for your input about what next steps I should consider undertaking. ... (0 replies)
... Hi I am really sorry to hear the news about your brother. Yes I am aware of that. Being a melanoma patient myself, one of the first things the oncologists told me to get checked out, was to tell my 'optomistrist' about my existing MM. ... (3 replies)
... unfortunately, your father's story is not all that uncommon when it comes to melanoma. This beast is extremely aggressive and is one of the toughest cancers to fight. ... (2 replies)
... I had a melanoma removed 2 years ago, and have done quite a bit of "learning up" on melanoma in the time since then. Mine developed all on its very own, it was not a previous mole that changed, just to be clear. ... (1 replies)
... Your aftercare is very typical. I had to see my derm every 3 months for 3 years, and then every 6 months for the next 2 years. Now it will be once a year for the rest of my life. ... (2 replies)
... I am significantly older than you at 48, but I had my melanoma diagnosed and removed at 46. Luckily, I was staged at 1B, but I still live with some concern about making my 10 year anniversary. ... (5 replies)
Newly diagnosed
Nov 2, 2010
... Hello and welcome to the forum! ... (4 replies)
... I know you and your family must be in shock right now, but I find it really hard to think your brother's melanoma is this far along. Is there anyway he might look to get a second opinion? ... (6 replies)
... My dermatologist removed most of the tumor with a shave biopsy on my left ear and was told the tumor was .04mm in size and . ... (2 replies)
... The ONLY way to have malignant melanoma diagnosed is either a 'punch biopsy' or better yet a excisional biopsy with large margins. never a shave, never a freezing. ... (2 replies)
Oct 14, 2011
... Actually, in some circles, the jury is still out regarding mitosis. Cancers vary in how they attack the human body and in how they can be treated, and melanoma is one of those cancers that doesn't receive much in the way of research dollars, so there is still a lot of things are simple unknowns. ... (10 replies)
... there is only treatment. In your case, if the numbers bear out, it seems as if you've caught this very early and the prognosis looks very, very good. As Mahnee stated, treatment will most likely involve wide excision and then regular skin checks for 5 years. ... (38 replies)
... tomorrow. What are the questions I need to be asking next? ... (0 replies)
... now into 4th month after the big surgery. ... (2 replies)
... The only thing I have been told is that they do not handle Melanoma (because of the very nature of the beast) but they do great things for other cureable treatable cancers. (or so I have been told) But I do not live in USA. (3 replies)
... I'm so sorry to hear this. MD Anderson has a wonderful reputation, and you are really heading into a facility that is renowned in the ability fight this most dreadful beast, so please try to keep positive. ... (8 replies)
... I agree with TamapSal. Your comment is completely outrageous when you seriously consider the alternative if it 'progresses' at your refusal to have the spots removed...... surely your health and LIFE means more than superficial looks? ... (2 replies)

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