Hello there. I have been newly diagnosed with melanoma. The mole was removed a week ago, they said it was 1.2mm. I am being referred to the oncologist next week and general surgeon this week. I am also 3 months pregnant. I received a copy of the path report today. States "at least stage 4" which I am assuming refers to clarks as they can't stage it until more testing is done?
i spoke with my general dr (the derm is the one who diagnosed and referred me). She said since the area was so small it is really nothing to worry about.. but from what I am reading that is not necessarily true?
im wondering what to expect for the larger excision by general surgeon and how they find out if it has spread and to lymph nodes which they mentioned? Sorry so long!