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    marfda
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      I have looked at the board a million times since my diagnosis in 2009. I think joining and participating seemed too real. I am currently undergoing local radiation for the 3 local recurrences I've had on my back near my primary site. I am stage 3b or c. I have some active tumors on my back in the area being treated with radiation, but today found a sore lump in my groin under my initially clear SNB site. Commenced freaking out and fleeing here. πŸ™‚ I'm feeling more calm this afternoon. It is obviously in the site along that original lymph channel which is probably a good sign?

      I have looked at the board a million times since my diagnosis in 2009. I think joining and participating seemed too real. I am currently undergoing local radiation for the 3 local recurrences I've had on my back near my primary site. I am stage 3b or c. I have some active tumors on my back in the area being treated with radiation, but today found a sore lump in my groin under my initially clear SNB site. Commenced freaking out and fleeing here. πŸ™‚ I'm feeling more calm this afternoon. It is obviously in the site along that original lymph channel which is probably a good sign? I see the radiation oncologist tomorrow after my treatment, so we'll see what is said then.

      Fun about me. I live in Tucson and am being treated at the AZ cancer center. I have a 5 year old daughter in kindergarten, and a 7 year old son in first grade. I have a wonderful husband. I am a full time cancer battler and sometimes clean the house as a hobby. πŸ˜‰ Looking forward to and a little scared to get to know everyone here. But, it's time for me to invest in some support from others who understand the battle.  

      I made it through the year of interferon and the first stage of the DERMA trial. I've been booted from the trial at this point to undergo radiation.

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        FormerCaregiver
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          Welcome to our forum. I encourage you to fill in some details on your profile page, as this will help us to help you better. Details such as the depth of the primary are very important. Any info from pathology reports would also be helpful.

          Of course, there is a possibility that any new lumps may be due to melanoma. However, there is no easy way to be sure of this without having the problem medically evaluated.

          There are a number of treatment options available, and it would be wise to consult a melanoma specialist to discuss your concerns.

          Best wishes

          Frank from Australia

            marfda
            Participant

              Thanks, Frank! I have filled out my profile. I'm not looking for advice, yet! πŸ™‚ Just the support of others who have been there!

              marfda
              Participant

                Thanks, Frank! I have filled out my profile. I'm not looking for advice, yet! πŸ™‚ Just the support of others who have been there!

                marfda
                Participant

                  Thanks, Frank! I have filled out my profile. I'm not looking for advice, yet! πŸ™‚ Just the support of others who have been there!

                FormerCaregiver
                Participant

                  Welcome to our forum. I encourage you to fill in some details on your profile page, as this will help us to help you better. Details such as the depth of the primary are very important. Any info from pathology reports would also be helpful.

                  Of course, there is a possibility that any new lumps may be due to melanoma. However, there is no easy way to be sure of this without having the problem medically evaluated.

                  There are a number of treatment options available, and it would be wise to consult a melanoma specialist to discuss your concerns.

                  Best wishes

                  Frank from Australia

                  FormerCaregiver
                  Participant

                    Welcome to our forum. I encourage you to fill in some details on your profile page, as this will help us to help you better. Details such as the depth of the primary are very important. Any info from pathology reports would also be helpful.

                    Of course, there is a possibility that any new lumps may be due to melanoma. However, there is no easy way to be sure of this without having the problem medically evaluated.

                    There are a number of treatment options available, and it would be wise to consult a melanoma specialist to discuss your concerns.

                    Best wishes

                    Frank from Australia

                    triciad
                    Participant

                      I'm sorry that you had to join us, but it is a great place to learn all about what goes on with melanoma.  Good luck with the treatments.  I teach first grade, so make sure your son reads every day!!!!!  Please let us know if we can help you at all.

                      Tricia

                        marfda
                        Participant

                          Thanks, Tricia! I actually taught first grade before my son was born! We do lots of reading around here. πŸ™‚  It's been a fun journey to watch my littles ones begin school and learn the parent role and perspective for the first time! πŸ™‚

                          marfda
                          Participant

                            Thanks, Tricia! I actually taught first grade before my son was born! We do lots of reading around here. πŸ™‚  It's been a fun journey to watch my littles ones begin school and learn the parent role and perspective for the first time! πŸ™‚

                            marfda
                            Participant

                              Thanks, Tricia! I actually taught first grade before my son was born! We do lots of reading around here. πŸ™‚  It's been a fun journey to watch my littles ones begin school and learn the parent role and perspective for the first time! πŸ™‚

                            triciad
                            Participant

                              I'm sorry that you had to join us, but it is a great place to learn all about what goes on with melanoma.  Good luck with the treatments.  I teach first grade, so make sure your son reads every day!!!!!  Please let us know if we can help you at all.

                              Tricia

                              triciad
                              Participant

                                I'm sorry that you had to join us, but it is a great place to learn all about what goes on with melanoma.  Good luck with the treatments.  I teach first grade, so make sure your son reads every day!!!!!  Please let us know if we can help you at all.

                                Tricia

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