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Now I am starting to wonder….

Forums General Melanoma Community Now I am starting to wonder….

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    Everymoment
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      How long was that lymph node swollen before we identified it this week? Is it possible for melanoma to stay in a lymph node for an extended period of time without spreading? Like a year. I’m driving myself NUTS trying to remember when I first felt soreness there. AHHH.
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        Aloha14
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          Hi,

          I was wondering about the same sort of thing myself although I had no symptoms of a swollen lymph node. I saw the blister on my leg in the last week of Sept. and had a shave biopsy on Nov. 15th, then urgent referral to Surgical Oncology on Dec 18th. Had WLE and Lymph node biopsy Dec 9th because the hospital made me wait almost 3 weeks while I frantically called trying to get in right away. I'm wondering if it hadn't spread if I had the surgeries promptly. In my case, I have no doubt now that it would have spread further if I didn't get the surgery when i did. I doubt melanoma could be in a lymph node a year and not spread, at least at the pace mine was identified and spread. Yes, this has been driving me nuts. There's no going back unfortunately. Try and get treatment now asap. 

           

           

          Aloha14
          Participant

            Hi,

            I was wondering about the same sort of thing myself although I had no symptoms of a swollen lymph node. I saw the blister on my leg in the last week of Sept. and had a shave biopsy on Nov. 15th, then urgent referral to Surgical Oncology on Dec 18th. Had WLE and Lymph node biopsy Dec 9th because the hospital made me wait almost 3 weeks while I frantically called trying to get in right away. I'm wondering if it hadn't spread if I had the surgeries promptly. In my case, I have no doubt now that it would have spread further if I didn't get the surgery when i did. I doubt melanoma could be in a lymph node a year and not spread, at least at the pace mine was identified and spread. Yes, this has been driving me nuts. There's no going back unfortunately. Try and get treatment now asap. 

             

             

            Aloha14
            Participant

              Hi,

              I was wondering about the same sort of thing myself although I had no symptoms of a swollen lymph node. I saw the blister on my leg in the last week of Sept. and had a shave biopsy on Nov. 15th, then urgent referral to Surgical Oncology on Dec 18th. Had WLE and Lymph node biopsy Dec 9th because the hospital made me wait almost 3 weeks while I frantically called trying to get in right away. I'm wondering if it hadn't spread if I had the surgeries promptly. In my case, I have no doubt now that it would have spread further if I didn't get the surgery when i did. I doubt melanoma could be in a lymph node a year and not spread, at least at the pace mine was identified and spread. Yes, this has been driving me nuts. There's no going back unfortunately. Try and get treatment now asap. 

               

               

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