MPIP: Melanoma Patients Information Page

The MPIP is the oldest and largest community of people affected by melanoma hosted through the Melanoma Research Foundation. It is designed to provide support and information to caregivers, patients, family and friends. Once you have been touched by melanoma—either as a patient or as a family member or friend of a patient—you become part of a community. It is not a community anyone joins willingly. But if you must be part of this group, you will find no better place to find the tools you need in your journey with this cancer, and the friends who can make that journey more bearable.

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Pathology 2nd Opinion for thin lesions???

Hi, been researchIng if pathology 2nd opinion would be beneficial with my low risk legion?  

Appears I do not qualify for SLNB as my lesion is just below the .76 mm cut off and I have no ulceration although a 1mm2 mitotic rate.  My pathology was performed by a dermopatholigst and also reviewed by an additional dermopatholigst in the same lab who agreed with the results.  I am very thankful to be considered low risk but want to be sure I don’t “fall through the cracks” by being so close to the cut off for additional testing.  

Newly Diagnosed Low Risk Melanoma

Hello, hope to get some suggestions...

Thank you

I just wanted to say thank you all for the peace of mind you've given me this week while waiting for results of my biopsy. I have a mole that turned black and has "spread". My PC says she's concerned, which sent me into a full blown panic attack in her office. Yay, anxiety!