Newly diagnosed

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6/14/2012 7:35pm
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I just received news that I have melanoma in situ and I'm very frightened and feel like I'm in a very bad nightmare. I have meetings next week with 2 differen surgeons to advise me treatment. I'm terrified that they are going to provide me with a bad prognosis. This is what my path report said:

melanoma in-situ, early lesion
 (note: the lesion extends to lateral margins)

Clinical Data History:
shave w/ margins, 0.2 x 0.3 new 2 tone macule, R/O A typical nevus

Microscopic Description
Melanocytes, some of which have hyperchromatic nuclei, are arranged as solitary units and in nests with the epidermis.  There is poor circumscription and in foci melanocytes arranged as solitary units predominate over nests.

Any words of wisdom or questions I should ask my doctor would be greatly appreciated! Thank you

KyCyn - (6/15/2012 - 10:43am)

In situ is very early, and it is great it was caught now.  Write down all your questions and take them with you.  Try not to worry (yeah, I know, easier said than done :) but in situ is about as good as you can get with regards to melanoma.

jag - (6/16/2012 - 10:08pm)

Hey Cyn! how is life on the hi seas?

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jag - (6/16/2012 - 10:10pm)

Hey Cyn! how is life on the high seas? I was beginning to think you got captured by the Somalis.

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wsx111 - (6/26/2012 - 10:20pm)


porton - (8/3/2012 - 1:06am)

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