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14/M, newly diagnosed with melanoma

sumopro
Posts: 2
Joined: May 2002

Hi, I was just recently diagnosed with melanoma on my head. It's .43 mm down and i am going back in to surgery to get it re-excised for testing. Im still trying to learn what's going on and what to do, if you have any advice please reply here or email me at SumoPro@msn.com

Thanks in advance
Greg

charity
Posts: 1
Joined: Mar 2002

Hello Greg,

I was diagnosed with melanoma in Aug. of 2001. I had a wide lateral excision with a sentinal lymph node biopsy on Sept. 10, 2001 and at that time was diagnosed with stage IIb because it was more than 4mm deep but not yet in the lymph nodes. I have been in remission since with no need for further treatment yet.

I suspect that because your lesion is thin, you will not need further treatment after the re-excision that is already scheduled unless it is found in the lymph nodes.

I have gained a great deal of information regarding this disease by visiting the many web sites pertaining to Melanoma. A few of them are:

www.cancersource.com
www.cancered.com
www.skincancer.org
www.sharedexperience.org/experiencelist.lasso?CancerType=Melanoma

I would encourage you, and others with this disease, to live in the moment and try not to panic.

If you have any other questions or if you'd like to correspond further, please feel free to do so. I hope this helps.

May God bless all of us on our journeys.

Charity
ber475@aol.com

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hpydncr
Posts: 19
Joined: Sep 2001

Hello Greg,
I can suggest you subscribe to a list serve I am on. You will find the most up to date information on m. The people are the most brave and helpful souls in the entire world. Send an email message to: listserve@maelstrom.stjohns.edu and in the body of the message type:subscribe mel-l and then your first and last name. If you have any problems you can email me at hpydncr@earthlink.net It is a free service for hundreds of melanoma patients. Good luck. Linda Talbott

adroegmiller
Posts: 4
Joined: Mar 2003

I am relatively new to melanoma also. Would you like to talk?

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