I was just diagnosed with mm on June 2, 2011. Surgery and sentinal lymph node removal on June 8, 2011.
Pathology report came back as follows.
Nodular Malignant Melanoma
Surface measurement 2.7 x 2.7
Breslow Depth 14mm
Clarks level V
Sparse Lymphocytic infiltrate at periphery of Melanoma
Skin margins and deep margins negative for melanoma
Melanoma 1.5 cm to deep margin__________________________
My doctor said I was Stage IIC with high risk reoccurrence and wanted me to research diferent options for treatment.
I understand the clarks level V isn't good and the breslow depth was high but what does the ulceration mean and why is it bad?
If anyone understands what Mitoses 4/mm means let me know too!! Thanks for your help!!