New here and newly diagnosed
Submitted by fliberdy on October 23, 2010 - 6:44am
Hello anyone, I have never blogged (is that even a word?) before but I was recently diagnosed with melanoma and am looking to talk with someone who is going thru something like myself. Had a derm do a skin check at the beginning of September, the derm thought it was basil cell. I knew when I saw her name on the caller id 2 days later that it was melanoma. They removed a large tumor from my back and told me the margins were clear but now they say there are some rogue cells and need to take out some more flesh. I already have a 6 inch incision on my upper back and if the margins are clear why take more? Also, they want to do a sentinel node biopsy.
The lab said my case is interesting and difficult, this rogue cell thing is scarring me.
Anyone been thru this?
Thanks for any input.