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jamc67
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Joined: Oct 2008

Why do they call it skin cancer when I'm not sure it really is? It's very touchy because I know people who've had it and it's "deeper" than that.

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Your CSN Staff
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Joined: May 2008

Hello,

If you would like information on your diagnosis and treatment, we recommend you contact the American Cancer Society's National Cancer Information Center. Cancer Information Specialists are available 24 hours a day to assist you with your questions. They can be reached at 1-800-227-2345.

We wish you the best on your treatment.

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hollyberry
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Joined: Nov 2008

I have a rare form of mucosal melanoma that I thought was a hemorrhoid; it took 6 weeks for the G.I. doc to take it out, which gave it time to grow and ulcerate. not good! I have had 4 surgeries and 2 kinds of chemo and have many mets. If you have a different form of Melanoma, please get started on treatment; it is a fast-moving cancer and the sooner it is treated, the better your outcome.
good luck,
hollyberry

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