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Help with pathology report

Forums Cutaneous Melanoma Community Help with pathology report

  • This topic has 3 replies, 3 voices, and was last updated 7 months ago by MMH.
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    Danielle T
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      Hello to this kind community,

      my diagnosis was malignant melanoma approximately 0.5 mm in thickness, spitzoid.

      I know I should be happy the diagnosis is not more severe but can anyone help me understand what they mean by spitzoid. I know there’s a subset of melanomas that are spitzoid. I’m just looking to see if anyone has any thoughts on what spitzoid means.

      thank you for your time

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        Johnjk04
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          Danielle, sorry that this melanoma is going to cause some disturbance in your life. The good news, spitzoid is less aggressive and less fatal as conventional melanoma is.Also with your 0.5 melanoma removed, looks like clear sailing from here. Stick with your dermatologist on the schedule that she provides you with. I almost want to congratulate you, glad that this was caught so early.
            MMH
            Participant
              Hi Danielle. I was diagnosed with nearly the same at .6mm spitzoid.I would be happy to chat.
            Danielle T
            Participant
              John thank you for your response. I need some encouragement after a rough couple of days :)  I will keep you in my thoughts and pray for all of our brave melanoma warriors.
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