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
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