Hello all! I've been lurking for the past few days and have been amazed at the strength I have gained from simply reading your stoires, posts, and responses.
I am a 28 y/o M from Long Island, NY that was just diagnosed this week with ulcerated malignant melanoma originating from a mole on my inner calf. It got cut off in the ocean about 5 months back and grew back a little strange. I didn't have it removed until a week and a half ago. Unfortunately for me the thing was 9 mm...Knowing that the scale stops at 4 I am obviously expecting the worst. I have a PET scan next week and am definitley feeling that "scanxiety" that others have spoke about. Just thought I would say hello and see if maybe I could get some insight on what to expect. Am I definitley looking at stage IV or is there any hope of stage III? Fear and anxiety have been the primary emotions, but some inner strength and willingness to fight has been brought out from some of the stories on this board.