Feb 15, 2012 - 10:24 am
For anyone out there who has experience with this battle, I would love to discuss what may be upcoming for me. I went for what I thought was a cosmetic procedure and a couple of weeks later, walked out with a lab report stating 'very worrisome for malignant melanoma'. I live in Iowa and my primary care Dr. is sending me to the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics to see a hematologist/oncologist for an initial consult. What can I expect of this visit? So far all I know is my punch biopsy did not have any clear margins, so I expect to at least have another excision and re-test. I can't really read my lab report...what is low mitotic index, is this good? Does this mean the cells aren't dividing rapidly? Any insight into this new process I will be going through would be much appreciated!