Hi, my husband is 33 and was diagnosed a couple weeks ago with melanoma. It was a mole I had noticed changing on his neck and took his to get seen about with a dermatologist. I just thought I might get a little more information from yall that have gone threw this. We have no insurance so as of right now we cannot get the SNB, chest xray or ct scan done yet. We are young with 2 kids and just the surgery for wide excision broke us. He had a shave biopsy of the mole. Here are the results.
Malignant Mel: Margins involved, Thicknes: at least 0.90mm, At least clarks level 4, surface ulceration absent, surface erosion present, mitotic rat 1 permm, regression absent, tumor infiltrating lymphocyte absent, host response present, non brisk, microscopic satellites not identified, angiolymphatic absent, angiotropism absent, neurotropism absent, precussor lesion present dermal nevus remnant.
Then had the wide exision and here are those results.
residual malignant melanoma, margins free, thickness 1mm, clarks level 4.
The dr wont say if we caught this in time. To me if free margins, then hes cancer free right?? We are in process of trying to get some ins soon to get other test ran. Whats the chance of this spreading if they did get clear margins from the last exision. This was on his neck, goes in next monday to get stitches taken out. Had about 50 stitches and about a 3.75" cut. Thanks in advance for comments, suggestions and help!