Wanting to share the good news with those of you who might be just starting this scary journey with melanoma. My husband had his semi-annual onco appointment yesterday and got the fantastic news that he remans NED. Still seeing a little hypodensity on his liver, but it's been stable for at least 2 years now, so not a concern.
He was diagnosed at age 26 at stage iiia, 1.3mm depth on his right tricep. Surgery to remove the lesion and an SNB revealing micromets, followed by surgery to remove all the nodes in the basin. He has been NED ever since, with annual scans, semi-annual bloodwork and onc visits.
He is now 34 and has accomplished so much in life since his diagnosis, including the births of our children (one passed away, and the other just turned 1!), buying our dream house, earning a teaching certificate and a master's degree, and finding rewarding employment as a science teacher. Life has been good to us, even through the toughest times...
Best to you all,