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Re: I’m 28 and Scared out of my mind- just diagnosed

Forums Cutaneous Melanoma Community I’m 28 and Scared out of my mind- just diagnosed Re: I’m 28 and Scared out of my mind- just diagnosed


      Ok, I talked to my doctor today after I did research and knew more of what to ask.  The report didn't list a depth, but states that it is in situ and has not spead to the dermis layer which from reading, is very, very good news. This was a mole I had removed just below my neck. The outer edges showed no cancer. So I'm very fortunate, we caught this early!

      The second mole, one on my lower back, was only biopsied and was ruled to be precancerous, but with melanoma signs (again in situ if they had ruled it melanoma).

      However, this means I have two spots, in different areas. Yikes! I am obviously at high risk and will have to be very, very careful in the sun and be on top of frequent check ups from here on out. My GP did a general scan of most of my body when she found the one mole, but I know I need a dermatologist to check me from head to two to rule out any other spots.

      I have a consultation with a plastic surgeon next week and I'm still working on getting into a good dermatologist.

      Thanks again to you all for the feedback and advice. Best of luck to everyone here. My husband, his mom, and co-workers have all volunteered to go with me to any and all appointments if I wanted someone with me. I do have a very strong network of people who care which I now value more than I have ever realized.

      Take care,


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