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Stage Ib. T2a with initial biopsy

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    davekarrie
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    After reading my path report a bit more, the initial stage is set at Ib, T2a with no info yet on N or M.  Therefore, there is a good chance that the melanoma did not spread, right?   I go to mayo clinic next week for consult on 24th and surgery on 26th.  I do have a few more suspicous moles they will need to look at though, but the more I read about stage I the better I feel.  My path report does mention occasional mitosis, so not sure what that means. I am also at Breslow depth 1.5mm and clarks 4. thanks.

    After reading my path report a bit more, the initial stage is set at Ib, T2a with no info yet on N or M.  Therefore, there is a good chance that the melanoma did not spread, right?   I go to mayo clinic next week for consult on 24th and surgery on 26th.  I do have a few more suspicous moles they will need to look at though, but the more I read about stage I the better I feel.  My path report does mention occasional mitosis, so not sure what that means. I am also at Breslow depth 1.5mm and clarks 4. thanks.

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      kellie1979
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      Just based on the little bit I know, that is pretty good news.  I saw my Hematologist/Oncologist on Friday, because I have been battling Anemia for a while now.  I took him a copy of my path report and he said that a low rate of mitosis is good, that means it is not spreading fast.  He did say that it is typically recommended to have a SNB for clarks level 4, i think over 1mm, signs of ulceration, so they may recommend that you have that done.  I had more moles biopsied this last tuesday…so waiting for those results.  I am having my surgery on the 30th since they are waiting for those biopsies.  Well that is about the extent of my knowledge on the subject :)  As two doctors have told me this week…..make sure you get checked every 3 months.  Good luck to you on your surgery.  My mom went to the mayo clinic in Rochester to have an esophogeal tumor removed…they are absolutely amazing!!

      Kellie

      so far Stage 1a

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      kellie1979
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      Just based on the little bit I know, that is pretty good news.  I saw my Hematologist/Oncologist on Friday, because I have been battling Anemia for a while now.  I took him a copy of my path report and he said that a low rate of mitosis is good, that means it is not spreading fast.  He did say that it is typically recommended to have a SNB for clarks level 4, i think over 1mm, signs of ulceration, so they may recommend that you have that done.  I had more moles biopsied this last tuesday…so waiting for those results.  I am having my surgery on the 30th since they are waiting for those biopsies.  Well that is about the extent of my knowledge on the subject :)  As two doctors have told me this week…..make sure you get checked every 3 months.  Good luck to you on your surgery.  My mom went to the mayo clinic in Rochester to have an esophogeal tumor removed…they are absolutely amazing!!

      Kellie

      so far Stage 1a

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