Dec 06, 2005 - 12:52 pm
Hi. My huband just got diagnosed with a type2a malignant melanoma. He had this ugly mole on his back for at least 9 years but lately it had been looking worse. I always bugged him about going to the dermatologist but he kept making excuses. So his mole started bleeding and I made the appt. and told him he HAD to go and he went. As soon as the p.a. saw the mole she said " OK the Dr has a surgery in an hour but we're taking this off now." His mole was about the size of a nickle but his incision was about 6 inches long. Three dats later they told us it was maligant and he would have to go to an oncologist ASAP. They made it 2 days later. Well, we went yesturday and the dr. said it was a type2a without ulcerations and he made us appt. fora surgery to put in a dye for his lyphnodes. So you see I'm lost, confused and just need some help and knowledge from people who have been through this or are going through this right now.What can I expect with this upcoming surgery and what is it's purpose? I know i'll be coming back and asking more questions as the Dr. appts.continue. They also talked about a PET scan and an injection he may have to take for a year, what are the common side affects? They mentioned we could do the meds for 90 days along with chemo, which would be better? I would appeciate any help and responces. God bless.