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Pregnancy and melanoma …IMPORTANT FINDINGS!

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      dian in spokane
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        Mary,

        Thakns for posting this! While it stresses that the studies involved were small, it's the first time I've read ANY study on this board that looks at the possibilty of a correlation between hormones and melanoma. Considering how often we hear questions here about it, I'm surprised this wasn't posted before (I see the date is 09). I wonder if any follow up studies have been done?'

        For those who didn't read the whole article, it shows no significant difference in prognosis for women who develop melanoma before or after pregnancy.

        While I am sure that the decision to have children after a melanoma diagnosis is still fraught with tension and worries, it's nice to see that this particular worry is irrelevant.

        Thanks again, I'll save this article for future use.

        Dian

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        dian in spokane
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          Mary,

          Thakns for posting this! While it stresses that the studies involved were small, it's the first time I've read ANY study on this board that looks at the possibilty of a correlation between hormones and melanoma. Considering how often we hear questions here about it, I'm surprised this wasn't posted before (I see the date is 09). I wonder if any follow up studies have been done?'

          For those who didn't read the whole article, it shows no significant difference in prognosis for women who develop melanoma before or after pregnancy.

          While I am sure that the decision to have children after a melanoma diagnosis is still fraught with tension and worries, it's nice to see that this particular worry is irrelevant.

          Thanks again, I'll save this article for future use.

          Dian

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            MaryMary73
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              I'm going to be seeing my dermatologist for my first follow up visit in March. I will ask him about pregnancy / hormones and melanoma. My husband and I are getting on in years (both turning 38 this year) and we still have no kids yet we have 7 embryos waiting for us at our fertility clinic. I have been too scared to go ahead and try again with another embryo transfer after my diagnosis but this article was quite interesting. My dermatologist has about 30 years of experience in the field and I'm sure he will be able to answer my questions.

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              MaryMary73
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                I'm going to be seeing my dermatologist for my first follow up visit in March. I will ask him about pregnancy / hormones and melanoma. My husband and I are getting on in years (both turning 38 this year) and we still have no kids yet we have 7 embryos waiting for us at our fertility clinic. I have been too scared to go ahead and try again with another embryo transfer after my diagnosis but this article was quite interesting. My dermatologist has about 30 years of experience in the field and I'm sure he will be able to answer my questions.

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