My 7 year old daughter was diagnosed with Melanoma about 2 months ago. It was a T1b. She had a wide excision and a SLNB with 4 nodes removed. They all came back clean. So now the protocol is just to go in for skin checks every six months. No scans.
But I am worried there might be something inside her that we don't know about. I know it is a good sign that the nodes were clear, but I keep reading here about people who had no signs until a metastisis was later found in a remote area.
Should I ask for an MRI to check lungs / brain? (I don't want CT for her -- too much radiation at that tender age). It isn't called for given the size of the tumor and the clear SLNB, but I feel helpless wondering if there is something growing that we don't know about.
7 year old daughter recently diagnosed with melanoma. T1b. SLNB results clear.