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My name is Chris and I have never posted here, though have lurked around for a bit. I am 33 and had a very thin (almost in situ) melanoma removed from my forearm area a couple of years ago.
A couple of months ago, I noticed a small bb sized nodule about 1 inch from my WLE scar, heading “up” my arm. Since then I have had an ultrasound and MRI – the prior detecting a heterogenous hypo echoic nodule, and the latter detecting absolutely nothing.
I am scheduled to have it removed by a melanoma surgeon in a month. I’m really not sure of what it could be other than melanoma, but who knows. It is moveable and painless. There are no palpable clusters of lymph nodes in the area.
I will update on this forum with the results, should anyone have a similar situation and take interest.
I had an excision of the bb sized lump about a week and a half ago. I was told today at my post op appt. that the lump was a benign collection of nerve endings that may have accumulated due to the original surgery. Kind of strange, as it occurred 1 inch from the WLE, but that’s what they said. I thank God for my life today and send love to everyone who has had/has Mel. Thank you for creating a safe space for me to bring this to the table. I love you all.
I’m very happy to hear your good news! It’s very relevant to what I’m noticing on my leg post surgery. I have a weird lump that seems to be part of the post op affect. I’m seeing my doctor next week to verify if this is typical.
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