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Choroidal Nevus

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    MaryChris
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    So… hello to everyone!  I haven't posted in quite awhile, haven't even been around since they changed the format.  Hope everyone is doing as well as can be expected.  Heres the thing…just went to get my eyes examined.  Did the dilation thing and my eye doc found a very small choroidal nevus in my left eye.  To any who don't know me, I had desmoplastic mm on my left cheek about 5 years ago…2.8 breslow, clark IV, stage II – nodes all clear.  We took a pic of nevus for baseline and will follow up in a year.  I am concerned that it is very near the optic nerve (they showed me the pic – very cool!)  Trying not to freak out too much, I know it was small and not all choroidal nevus become melanoma.  Has anyone had this?   And, if so, how long were you followed?  Tell me some good news!

    Cheers,

    Chris

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      María C.
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      Hello, how did it go for you? My husband is in the same situation. His nevus has been in observation for 3 years with no apparente change, although now there seems to be some growth. I´m scared as his nevus is also very close to optic nerve and he will loose vision, plus he does not see well through the other eye because of glaucoma.  Doctor said, it would be rare if after this time it changed, but she has seen patients which after many years observation, it turned into a melanoma.  I would like to hear from your experience.

      Than you, and good luck.

      MAria C

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