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Re: New here, pathology report questions

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      Everyone has already pretty much covered what I would say but I wanted to add that there is plenty of room for hope even if more melanoma is removed during the wide excision and/or your sentinel node is positive. I also had a shave biopsy because miy nodular melanoma looked like it could be a blood blister. Mine was very deep (at least 6.9 mm breslow) and my sentinel node was positive. I also had an addition 2.8 mm removed during the wide excision. I am saying all of this because I haven't had any recurrences since my lymph node dissection in March of 2005. Hopefully you won't have any positive nodes but either way there is a lot of room for hope. I wouldn't read anything into there being more views than responses. People often read the posts but don't comment if they don't have any experience with the specifics of some situations.  Best of luck, Carver

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