Sept 2009 I was diagnosed with stage IIB melanoma, 11 mm deep but not ulcerated removed from mid back, margins clean. SNB was not performed as the doctor assumed lymph node involvement given the depth. Whole body PET scan and sonogram of suspect lymph nodes at neck and arm pit were clear. Because my insurance ruled this a pre-existing condition I could not afford the recommended adjuvant interferon therapy and opted for watchful waiting. Coming up on a year now with no articulable symptoms of recurrence or remote metastases which brings me to the subject. Is there a recommended progression of follow up tests (from least to most expensive or with the greatest chance of detecting disease) I should be considering at this juncture? Best wishes to all, Alan.