Yesterday I received my pathology report from the surgery I had a month ago. I have a nodular melanoma 22MM deep, ulcerated with 1 lymph node out of 19 positive for melanoma. That being said, I'm relieved that only 1 lymph node was involved, but now, I'm VERY concerned with how deep it is. My mitotic value is surprisingly low (1) which is rare for a deep tumour. I'm also currently NED as per PET scan results.
Anyway, is there anyone out there whose had a deep tumour or nodular melanoma with similar characteristics? Everything I read about this melanoma is BAD and I know the prognosis is BAD, so I'm really hoping there is someone out there who has beaten the statistics. I'm also wondering if it's do deep, does it even matter how many lymph nodes are involved.
I'm now deciding between Interferon or hoping this Ipilumumab gets approved so I can get get myself over to the U.S. for treatment. Any advice, any help? I've got a 16 month old daughter, so my goal is to keep this away for as long as possible.
P.S I must thank my dermatologist who LAST September told me it was a sebaceous cyst!