I recently had WLE and SLNB; thankfully nodes were negative and margins are clear. My surgery was preformed by surgical oncologist and plastic surgeon.
I am in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia (Newport News/Williamsburg) and my surgeon, Dr. Michael Peyer is the melanoma specialist in our area. He recommends that I see him every 6 mos for 5 years as well as every 6 mos for skin checks with dermatologist. This is the second time in 4 years this has melanoma has come back to the same spot and I'm concerned about reoccurrence, not in the same area as they took out alot of tissue, but in other areas of my body.
Any feedback of anything else I should do would be greatly appreciated. I'm very diligent about sunscreen use now (I was not in the past), however at 44 years old this is a little late as I know I did alot of damage when I was younger.
As always, thanks for all your input.