Sadly after 13 yrs melanoma returned. My primary was on my face and the new tumor was removed from my hip.
Both times all scans came back clean and did not spread at the time. After getting the a-ok from the scans this time, I have been acting like I had Stage II in 2001 because the tumor this time was localized. Then I spoke to a doctor friend who gave me a reality check about the scariness of distant recurrence.
Is there anyone out there that is facing something similar with distant recurrence and any advice. I'm going to visit a few specialists.
I had Stage II at 24 and now Stage IV at 37 and I have a beautiful 2 year old that I want to see grow up.