I was recently diagnosed with a melanoma on Dec. 6th of this year.It was .30mm and 0 mitosis and no ulceration, but I still haven't had my WLE yet and am now in the process of waiting for 3 more biopsy reports to come in on some other areas I had removed yesterday. The doctor I am seeing now said he will definitely do the WLE on me once he gets my path report from the old doctor. He doesn't understand why they didn't follow up with me. He also said he believed that one of the areas he biopsied is Basal Cell Skin Cancer, but the lesion is really small and he believed the biopsy itself got 90% of it out. So the WLE will be small. And yes with Basal Cell you have to have a WLE. :( So the waiting is terrible. I don't know how much more of this I can take. My nerves got the best of me today and I had a full blown anxiety attack. It was horrible. Can someone give me some coping ideas here? I have tried to stay positive and I've tried to be strong for my husband and 3 kids, but really I just want to stay in bed and cry. This has really hit me worst than I thought and I don't think I can handle being diagnosed with another Melanoma. The one area he removed really concerned me because it itched and irritated me really bad. I keep trying to tell myself that it was only because of where it was located that my seatbelt and clothing rubbed against and that's why, but I can't keep my mind from going down the road of yes this is another melanoma and it's going to be worst than the first. Okay sorry for the long thread. I'm just trying to vent a little. Anyone please feel free to comment. It really helps for me to hear from others going through the same thing.
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