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Lump in groin

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    Tamlin
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      Hi

      i was diagnosed with subungual melanoma and had to have my toe amputated in 2006.  I have been fine since, however, I have been worried about a lump in my groin………the thing is, this morning the lump was a bit smaller  can I assume that it won't be anything serious due to reduction in size, and should I cancel my appointment with dermatologist ?

      Thanks 

       

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        Janner
        Participant

          Smaller is good but I would probably keep the appointment so you derm can monitor that it is decreasing too. This is being cautious but not overly paranoid.  

          Janner
          Participant

            Smaller is good but I would probably keep the appointment so you derm can monitor that it is decreasing too. This is being cautious but not overly paranoid.  

              Nanners10
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                Not to scare you but I would definitely keep the appt. I had melanoma in 2002 and it showed up as a lump in my going in 2014!. Better safe than sorryou. Good luck!
                Nanners10
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                  Not to scare you but I would definitely keep the appt. I had melanoma in 2002 and it showed up as a lump in my going in 2014!. Better safe than sorryou. Good luck!
                  Nanners10
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                    Autocorrect, should read lump in my groin.
                    Nanners10
                    Participant
                      Autocorrect, should read lump in my groin.
                      Nanners10
                      Participant
                        Autocorrect, should read lump in my groin.
                        Nanners10
                        Participant
                          Not to scare you but I would definitely keep the appt. I had melanoma in 2002 and it showed up as a lump in my going in 2014!. Better safe than sorryou. Good luck!
                          Tamlin
                          Participant

                            Thank you, my derm appointment is on wed. I'll report back and let you know how I get on 

                            Tamlin
                            Participant

                              Thank you, my derm appointment is on wed. I'll report back and let you know how I get on 

                              Tamlin
                              Participant

                                Hi

                                just a quick update on how I got on at derm appointment. He examined the lump in my groin which I e had for 2 wks now and said he didn't think it was a lymph node, but given my history, he would arrange an ultrasound scan. I had my scan yesterday and have been told it is infact an enlarged lymph node, and that my consultant might want to do more tests.  I assume he means a biopsy. Good news is he couldn't find any more nodes in my groin

                                Should I insist on a biopsy if consultant suggest 'watch and see'.  Should I also insist on an open biopsy as I have read that fine needle biopsy isn't accurate (doesn't always detect cancer present )

                                 

                                Tamlin
                                Participant

                                  Hi

                                  just a quick update on how I got on at derm appointment. He examined the lump in my groin which I e had for 2 wks now and said he didn't think it was a lymph node, but given my history, he would arrange an ultrasound scan. I had my scan yesterday and have been told it is infact an enlarged lymph node, and that my consultant might want to do more tests.  I assume he means a biopsy. Good news is he couldn't find any more nodes in my groin

                                  Should I insist on a biopsy if consultant suggest 'watch and see'.  Should I also insist on an open biopsy as I have read that fine needle biopsy isn't accurate (doesn't always detect cancer present )

                                   

                                  Tamlin
                                  Participant

                                    Hi

                                    just a quick update on how I got on at derm appointment. He examined the lump in my groin which I e had for 2 wks now and said he didn't think it was a lymph node, but given my history, he would arrange an ultrasound scan. I had my scan yesterday and have been told it is infact an enlarged lymph node, and that my consultant might want to do more tests.  I assume he means a biopsy. Good news is he couldn't find any more nodes in my groin

                                    Should I insist on a biopsy if consultant suggest 'watch and see'.  Should I also insist on an open biopsy as I have read that fine needle biopsy isn't accurate (doesn't always detect cancer present )

                                     

                                    Hikeratheart
                                    Participant

                                      Hi Tamlin, Can you give us  an update? I've also just discovered a lump/small bump in my groin. I'm  Stage 2b, & had a malignant tumor removed from my right arm, no lymph involvement in July 2015. Another lesion removed from my upper back at he same time, so two primaries. Thank, kathy

                                      Hikeratheart
                                      Participant

                                        Hi Tamlin, Can you give us  an update? I've also just discovered a lump/small bump in my groin. I'm  Stage 2b, & had a malignant tumor removed from my right arm, no lymph involvement in July 2015. Another lesion removed from my upper back at he same time, so two primaries. Thank, kathy

                                        Hikeratheart
                                        Participant

                                          Hi Tamlin, Can you give us  an update? I've also just discovered a lump/small bump in my groin. I'm  Stage 2b, & had a malignant tumor removed from my right arm, no lymph involvement in July 2015. Another lesion removed from my upper back at he same time, so two primaries. Thank, kathy

                                          Hikeratheart
                                          Participant

                                            Hi Tamlin, Can you give us  an update? I've also just discovered a lump/small bump in my groin. I'm  Stage 2b, & had a malignant tumor removed from my right arm, no lymph involvement in July 2015. Another lesion removed from my upper back at he same time, so two primaries. Thank, kathy

                                            Hikeratheart
                                            Participant

                                              Hi Tamlin, Can you give us  an update? I've also just discovered a lump/small bump in my groin. I'm  Stage 2b, & had a malignant tumor removed from my right arm, no lymph involvement in July 2015. Another lesion removed from my upper back at he same time, so two primaries. Thank, kathy

                                              Hikeratheart
                                              Participant

                                                Hi Tamlin, Can you give us  an update? I've also just discovered a lump/small bump in my groin. I'm  Stage 2b, & had a malignant tumor removed from my right arm, no lymph involvement in July 2015. Another lesion removed from my upper back at he same time, so two primaries. Thank, kathy

                                                Tamlin
                                                Participant

                                                  Thank you, my derm appointment is on wed. I'll report back and let you know how I get on 

                                                Janner
                                                Participant

                                                  Smaller is good but I would probably keep the appointment so you derm can monitor that it is decreasing too. This is being cautious but not overly paranoid.  

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