Uh oh, new melanoma just popped up

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8/11/2010 10:35am
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Last night I noticed a mole that had changed significantly in what seems overnight. It has the same characteristics as the melanoma I had removed from my arm. I'm anxiously waiting for my derm to squeeze me in for a biopsy and I can't help but wonder if this mel will one day spread to my lymph nodes in my groin or leg. My primary had a 5% chance of spreading to my lymph nodes and it did spread to my armpit.  Gotta think positive, but it's so hard when you've already been through it before.

Good luck!  And good work being so deligent about checking your skin.  Sounds lke even if it is Mel you caught it very early, I know it is difficult, but you have every reason to think positively.

Mary

Satge 3

Life is too short to be anything but happy. Falling down is a part of life, getting back up is living.

Catching it earlier has saved my life 3 times this yr...so good for you...and as far as anxieties go.. I take a pill (antivan)  havene't figured that one out yet. Good Luck & God Bless. love, Sharon in Reno Stage IV

To Thy Own Self Be True & Move Fast When You "Know" You Have To!!

Anonymous - (12/7/2012 - 12:48pm)

when you say your primary had 5% chance of spreading, what was the pathology. . Breslow, Clark, mitosis, ulceration, etc. . ?  just curious what they consider 5% chance of spreading

Anonymous - (12/7/2012 - 12:48pm)

when you say your primary had 5% chance of spreading, what was the pathology. . Breslow, Clark, mitosis, ulceration, etc. . ?  just curious what they consider 5% chance of spreading