Feb 08, 2011 - 10:35 pm
My husband was recently diagnosed with Malignant Melanoma - Nodular. The Breslow Thickness was 8.5 mm Clarks Level IV. I'm not sure if they considered it ulcerated or not. I know that it has bled before he had the biopsy... but I'm not sure if that's considered ulcerated or not. I've read ulcerated has something to do with the layer of skin on top. Anyway... they staged it as IIB as if it was not ulcerated. I believe T4N0M0. The lymph nodes came back negative which was terrific... but the surgical oncologist referred us to a medical oncologist as he believed my husband should seriously consider interferon treatment because of the depth. My husband is undecided as to whether he should take the interfuron treatments or not. We're not finding much about nodular melanoma... but what I've read about melanoma in general... it looks like the depth is serious enough to consider treatment. We would welcome any feedback to help in the decision making process. Thank you!