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New to site: Stage 3a

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    annballard
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      Hi Everyone, 

      I've been reading over the amazing posts. What support! I had a stage 3a diagnosis last spring, with removal of the tumor on my calf and two sentinel nodes which showed a couple of micrometasteses. I declined a full lymph node dissection on my leg and the interferon. 

      Does anyone else have a similar diagnosis? I have semi annual liver panels and annual chest x-rays and so far so good. 

      Thanks! 

      Ann

      Hi Everyone, 

      I've been reading over the amazing posts. What support! I had a stage 3a diagnosis last spring, with removal of the tumor on my calf and two sentinel nodes which showed a couple of micrometasteses. I declined a full lymph node dissection on my leg and the interferon. 

      Does anyone else have a similar diagnosis? I have semi annual liver panels and annual chest x-rays and so far so good. 

      Thanks! 

      Ann

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        lhaley
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          Ann,

          I'm sorry you've had to join us but since you have mel. I'm glad you found us.  I saw on your profile that you live in the Seattle area. We do have a few members that live there. Dian and DonW. are the first that come to mind.

          I can't give you any advice about 3A but I'm stage IV and NED (no evidence of disease). I'm doing watch and wait but I do have scans every 3 months.

          Linda

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          lhaley
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            Ann,

            I'm sorry you've had to join us but since you have mel. I'm glad you found us.  I saw on your profile that you live in the Seattle area. We do have a few members that live there. Dian and DonW. are the first that come to mind.

            I can't give you any advice about 3A but I'm stage IV and NED (no evidence of disease). I'm doing watch and wait but I do have scans every 3 months.

            Linda

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