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Re: Metastasies Clarification

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      I suggest you start asking for copies of your pathology reports for your own files.  Clark's Level IV isn't too specific.  The Breslow depth – depth in millimeters is the most important prognostic factor.  It's best to keep your own copies of these reports – create your own medical history file.  Then you don't have to rely on doctors for this information.  If you change doctors or a different specialist needs this information, you have it!

      As for primary vs. metastasis – the pathology would have to determine that as well.  But given the distance away and the size of the lesion, I still would lean towards a new primary as opposed to metastasis.  Hang in there – even new lesions don't have to be melanoma. 


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