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If you had multiple primary melanomas did they look and behave similarly to your initial melanoma?

Forums General Melanoma Community If you had multiple primary melanomas did they look and behave similarly to your initial melanoma?

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    mlbjab
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      Was it the same type of melanoma (superficial spreading if first was, etc)?  Did it grow and change? Was it deeper or more shallow than your first melanoma?

      Was it the same type of melanoma (superficial spreading if first was, etc)?  Did it grow and change? Was it deeper or more shallow than your first melanoma?

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        Janner
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          3 primaries, all SSM.  #1 was classic ABCD's including change.  #2 showed change and #3 showed change to a darker color, but no other ABCD's.  For me, change FOR THE WORSE is my #1 factor.  My third was my deepest but was on my skin when #2 was removed.  Several reasons contributed to why it was missed including location (not easily visible by me).

          Statistically speaking, most people with multiple primaries have the same type.  Not a guarantee, but "most".  And again, statistically speaking, most who have multiple primaries have their deepest one first.  Basically, warriors are better at biopsying things once they've had a confirmed melanoma.

          Janner
          Participant

            3 primaries, all SSM.  #1 was classic ABCD's including change.  #2 showed change and #3 showed change to a darker color, but no other ABCD's.  For me, change FOR THE WORSE is my #1 factor.  My third was my deepest but was on my skin when #2 was removed.  Several reasons contributed to why it was missed including location (not easily visible by me).

            Statistically speaking, most people with multiple primaries have the same type.  Not a guarantee, but "most".  And again, statistically speaking, most who have multiple primaries have their deepest one first.  Basically, warriors are better at biopsying things once they've had a confirmed melanoma.

            Janner
            Participant

              3 primaries, all SSM.  #1 was classic ABCD's including change.  #2 showed change and #3 showed change to a darker color, but no other ABCD's.  For me, change FOR THE WORSE is my #1 factor.  My third was my deepest but was on my skin when #2 was removed.  Several reasons contributed to why it was missed including location (not easily visible by me).

              Statistically speaking, most people with multiple primaries have the same type.  Not a guarantee, but "most".  And again, statistically speaking, most who have multiple primaries have their deepest one first.  Basically, warriors are better at biopsying things once they've had a confirmed melanoma.

              AngelaM
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                I’ve had 3 primaries so far. All were SSM and all were darkly pigmented. The 1st was in-situ and the 3rd grew overnight, was raised and was the deepest. All were on my trunk as well.
                AngelaM
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                  I’ve had 3 primaries so far. All were SSM and all were darkly pigmented. The 1st was in-situ and the 3rd grew overnight, was raised and was the deepest. All were on my trunk as well.
                  AngelaM
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                    I’ve had 3 primaries so far. All were SSM and all were darkly pigmented. The 1st was in-situ and the 3rd grew overnight, was raised and was the deepest. All were on my trunk as well.
                    KMW1011
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                      Hi – I've had 2 primaries – both nodular.  The first was on my shoulder and invasive — amelanotic (just flesh colored – I'm lucky to have found it), raised and seemed to develop overnight.  The second was discovered 3 months later when I was "shopping" for a mel specialist.  It was a pigmented mole on my back, and was shallower than the first mel.  Since then my problematic moles have been on both legs, but were categorized as merely atypical.  I hope this helps.

                      KMW1011
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                        Hi – I've had 2 primaries – both nodular.  The first was on my shoulder and invasive — amelanotic (just flesh colored – I'm lucky to have found it), raised and seemed to develop overnight.  The second was discovered 3 months later when I was "shopping" for a mel specialist.  It was a pigmented mole on my back, and was shallower than the first mel.  Since then my problematic moles have been on both legs, but were categorized as merely atypical.  I hope this helps.

                        KMW1011
                        Participant

                          Hi – I've had 2 primaries – both nodular.  The first was on my shoulder and invasive — amelanotic (just flesh colored – I'm lucky to have found it), raised and seemed to develop overnight.  The second was discovered 3 months later when I was "shopping" for a mel specialist.  It was a pigmented mole on my back, and was shallower than the first mel.  Since then my problematic moles have been on both legs, but were categorized as merely atypical.  I hope this helps.

                          alicia
                          Participant
                            Hi I’ve developed 3 primary melanomas. Stage 3 in 2006 amelanotic nodular type 2.3mm, stage 1 2010 0.59mm amelanotic, and stage 2 2011 amelanotic 1mm shave bx with a 2.3mm residual invasive melanoma on wide excision. Here’s my blog http://www.theskinimn.blogspot.com where I journal about this unite a bit. Hope this helps:-)

                            Much love,

                            Alicia

                              Cindy33
                              Participant

                                Thanks for sharing your story on your blog. It is very inspirational and gives me hope. God bless you and thanks for your response.

                                 

                                Cindy

                                Cindy33
                                Participant

                                  Thanks for sharing your story on your blog. It is very inspirational and gives me hope. God bless you and thanks for your response.

                                   

                                  Cindy

                                  Cindy33
                                  Participant

                                    Thanks for sharing your story on your blog. It is very inspirational and gives me hope. God bless you and thanks for your response.

                                     

                                    Cindy

                                  alicia
                                  Participant
                                    Hi I’ve developed 3 primary melanomas. Stage 3 in 2006 amelanotic nodular type 2.3mm, stage 1 2010 0.59mm amelanotic, and stage 2 2011 amelanotic 1mm shave bx with a 2.3mm residual invasive melanoma on wide excision. Here’s my blog http://www.theskinimn.blogspot.com where I journal about this unite a bit. Hope this helps:-)

                                    Much love,

                                    Alicia

                                    alicia
                                    Participant
                                      Hi I’ve developed 3 primary melanomas. Stage 3 in 2006 amelanotic nodular type 2.3mm, stage 1 2010 0.59mm amelanotic, and stage 2 2011 amelanotic 1mm shave bx with a 2.3mm residual invasive melanoma on wide excision. Here’s my blog http://www.theskinimn.blogspot.com where I journal about this unite a bit. Hope this helps:-)

                                      Much love,

                                      Alicia

                                      mlbjab
                                      Participant

                                        so it does seem that if you have another primary it is generally the same type.  thank you for sharing this information.

                                          Sia
                                          Participant
                                            I have had 7 primaries. Almost every one presented differently. I have had dark brown ones that looked a little aggravated. I have had light brown ones that were big and non uniform, I have had tiny ones that had a little flaking, I have had raised pink bumps that had a small discoloration on the side. Please do not look at only the moles that look like your original Mel. I look for change, change change and when it doubt take it out!
                                            Sia
                                            Participant
                                              I have had 7 primaries. Almost every one presented differently. I have had dark brown ones that looked a little aggravated. I have had light brown ones that were big and non uniform, I have had tiny ones that had a little flaking, I have had raised pink bumps that had a small discoloration on the side. Please do not look at only the moles that look like your original Mel. I look for change, change change and when it doubt take it out!
                                              Jamie1960
                                              Participant

                                                Sia, I have only recently joined this site and have read articles suggesting that mutiple primaries may both provide some long term immunization benefit to the patient, but also that the opposite may also be true. What has your personal experience  been since 2012 ? I was very surprised that, having had a clean check up only three months ago, my most recent quarterly visit resulted in three biopsies. Thank you.

                                                Sia
                                                Participant
                                                  I have had 7 primaries. Almost every one presented differently. I have had dark brown ones that looked a little aggravated. I have had light brown ones that were big and non uniform, I have had tiny ones that had a little flaking, I have had raised pink bumps that had a small discoloration on the side. Please do not look at only the moles that look like your original Mel. I look for change, change change and when it doubt take it out!
                                                mlbjab
                                                Participant

                                                  so it does seem that if you have another primary it is generally the same type.  thank you for sharing this information.

                                                  mlbjab
                                                  Participant

                                                    so it does seem that if you have another primary it is generally the same type.  thank you for sharing this information.

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