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Melanoma on Breast Skin

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      Hi, I had a melanoma removed from my right breast 3 years ago. It was a stage 1a with Breslow of 0.4mm, everything else was negative. I had a WLE that came back clear, no SLNB. I didn’t really give much thought to it’s location. After doing a little research, I’m curious now if because it was on my breast, does that make it a higher risk lesion? I made the mistake of googling it and found a few articles that said having a melanoma on the breast is rare and gives poor prognosis, even with a superficial melanoma, but maybe I’m not understanding it all. Anyways, I ask this because I can feel a small “bump” in that breast that I’m getting checked in 2 weeks and now I’m concerned it may be melanoma popping up again.

      Thanks for any replies!

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        Danielle T
          The depth is what matters most and your melanoma is thin. The odds are you won’t have to deal with this again.
          you should still get the bump on your breast checked but I don’t think you should be worried it’s melanoma.
          good luck
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