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... As Larskri has stated, the problem with nodular melanoma is that it grows vertically, rather than horizontally, which means it grows down into the skin. ... (2 replies)
... I read your story and wondered how you coped and what side effects you had. I hope all is going well for you. ... (8 replies)
... SPF 50 waterproof sunprotection. I apply it periodically during the day to myself and my kids. ... (3 replies)

... I can understand the need to question if those of us who have caught melanoma early the need for continuous followup by doctors and dermatologists. What is the need? ... (38 replies)
... and I still miss him. I am writing on here to support individuals who may have melanoma and the family members of of individuals with melanoma. My dad was diagnosed with melanoma at stage one sometime in the 90s. It was removed and he was fine until 2002. ... (6 replies)
... I wanted to share my story of my brothers recent, untimely, death from melanoma....This is not meant to scare anyone, it is meant to inform everyone about how serious this disease is.... ... (26 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)
A concern
Jun 2, 2009
... I know people usually speak of individuals having a lot of moles to be subject to melanoma, but that is not entirely the case. Melanoma can develop from an existing mole, so the more moles a person has, the better their odds are of developing melanoma. ... (4 replies)
... I want to share this story and do not anyone to see it as a downer thing. I have shared before that my Father had a total of 6 melanoma's all caught early. First one in his 50's and last one at 93 years old. ... (6 replies)
... Thanks for the supportive words. Sorry for the negative tone of my original post here. It's just scary how many people just don't understand this disease... doctors included! ... (11 replies)
... LOL No I do not mind you asking. I will tell anyone my story in hopes it helps people realize that melanoma is not always obvious. ... (14 replies)
... Here is my story which I hope, may answer some questions to anyone who is just getting some bad news regarding melanoma. ... (0 replies)
... I am so sorry to hear about your father. What a devastating situation to contend with! My own father passed away due to complications of prostate cancer in November 1991, and I know how tough it can be. ... (2 replies)
... Hi Apleice....I don't know if you read my story about melanoma and it doesn't really matter if you did or not... ... (19 replies)
... Hi everyone....MCR285, I know what you mean about melanoma not being taken seriously....that's why I posted in the first place...I was just as guilty as the next one of not understanding the seriousness of this disease.. ... (11 replies)
... I actually don't know much about cancer in general. But, when a cancer spreads it is called a metasticized Cancer. For example my brother had metastatic melanoma meaning that his "primary site" of the cancer that spread was melanoma. You can have metastatic breast, colon, prostate whatever, cancer. ... (26 replies)
Jun 23, 2002
... I am sorry to hear about your loss too Danialla....I read somewhere that Melanoma kills mostly men between the ages of 25 and 50. And that the most deaths occur in men who are 34 years old.....Isn't that just crazy...? ... (26 replies)
... Melanoma doesn't always show up again in the form of a mole. You should insist on regular PET scans to view your body internally. My father died of stage iv melanoma 7 years after having a very small melanoma mole removed from his back. ... (7 replies)
... Hi Aimees. hope you are well. My dermatologist says I can still go into the sun. In South Africa it will be difficult to avoid all sun anyway. Just have to wear protection. ... (11 replies)

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