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Subungual Melanoma

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    mike potthoff
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      I was diagnosed today with subungual melanoma.  Started in my finger nail and now recommending that they remove 1/4  of my thumb.  Does anyone know of a cancer center in the US that specializes in this type of melanoma?  Scary for me…four young sons and have always been healthy

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        Marianne quinn
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          My husband had a partial amputation . Subungal melanoma is rare and really hard to get info on. Read my posts for the whole story. Almost a year since diagnosis now.?he is able to golf, ski, do woodworking . He had 1/2 his thumb removed and really has adapted well. He can tie his shoes. Safety pins are a problem. Keep in touch especially if you find a specialist. I do not know of any. Good luck

            mike potthoff
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              Thank you much.  Will let you know if I find a specialist.

              mike potthoff
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                Thank you much.  Will let you know if I find a specialist.

                mike potthoff
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                  Thank you much.  Will let you know if I find a specialist.

                  Marianne quinn
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                    My husband said to make sure you massage and use lotion on the amputated area, please keep me posted  regarding your treatment . The only definitive study about subungal melanoma was done in Australia  in 1991. Less than 1 percent of melanoma patients have subungul  melanoma. Some think subungal melanoma is a different disease than most melanoma.!my husband wanted to know if you have had trauma  on your thumb. Some docs think there is no relation, but the Australian study found an association. 

                    I feel for you and your family.. My husband has his next scan on September 5. He feels great and we are going backpacking next week up to 12000 feet.. 

                    You will get through this. Marianne 

                    mike potthoff
                    Participant

                      Yes there was initial trauma to the thumb.  I jammed the thumb on the side of the pool while swimming and buckled the nail so part of the nail seperated from the nailbed.  Thank you for the response.  Getting amputated next week.

                      Marianne quinn
                      Participant

                        Are they doing a sentinel node biopsy too?

                        Marianne quinn
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                          Are they doing a sentinel node biopsy too?

                          mike potthoff
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                            yes

                            mike potthoff
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                              yes

                              mike potthoff
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                                yes

                                mike potthoff
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                                  Thank you for responses. Encouraging to hear.  Surgery on for me on thursday…thumb removal and biopsy.  Initial PET scan did not show any spread.  However, still removing and biopsying lymphnodes.

                                  mike potthoff
                                  Participant

                                    Melanoma moved to the bone and now have spot where spleen and rib located along with lung.  If anyone has any experience with this would appreciate any insight on treatment, medications, medical institutions.

                                    thank you,

                                    Mike p

                                    mike potthoff
                                    Participant

                                      Melanoma moved to the bone and now have spot where spleen and rib located along with lung.  If anyone has any experience with this would appreciate any insight on treatment, medications, medical institutions.

                                      thank you,

                                      Mike p

                                      mike potthoff
                                      Participant

                                        Melanoma moved to the bone and now have spot where spleen and rib located along with lung.  If anyone has any experience with this would appreciate any insight on treatment, medications, medical institutions.

                                        thank you,

                                        Mike p

                                        casagrayson
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                                          I'm so sorry you received this news, Mike.  I have no experiences or advice to share — just wanted to give you a virtual hug.

                                          casagrayson
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                                            I'm so sorry you received this news, Mike.  I have no experiences or advice to share — just wanted to give you a virtual hug.

                                            casagrayson
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                                              I'm so sorry you received this news, Mike.  I have no experiences or advice to share — just wanted to give you a virtual hug.

                                              mike potthoff
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                                                thank you much

                                                mike potthoff
                                                Participant

                                                  thank you much

                                                  mike potthoff
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                                                    thank you much

                                                    mike potthoff
                                                    Participant

                                                      Thank you for responses. Encouraging to hear.  Surgery on for me on thursday…thumb removal and biopsy.  Initial PET scan did not show any spread.  However, still removing and biopsying lymphnodes.

                                                      mike potthoff
                                                      Participant

                                                        Thank you for responses. Encouraging to hear.  Surgery on for me on thursday…thumb removal and biopsy.  Initial PET scan did not show any spread.  However, still removing and biopsying lymphnodes.

                                                        Marianne quinn
                                                        Participant

                                                          Are they doing a sentinel node biopsy too?

                                                          mike potthoff
                                                          Participant

                                                            Yes there was initial trauma to the thumb.  I jammed the thumb on the side of the pool while swimming and buckled the nail so part of the nail seperated from the nailbed.  Thank you for the response.  Getting amputated next week.

                                                            mike potthoff
                                                            Participant

                                                              Yes there was initial trauma to the thumb.  I jammed the thumb on the side of the pool while swimming and buckled the nail so part of the nail seperated from the nailbed.  Thank you for the response.  Getting amputated next week.

                                                              Marianne quinn
                                                              Participant

                                                                My husband said to make sure you massage and use lotion on the amputated area, please keep me posted  regarding your treatment . The only definitive study about subungal melanoma was done in Australia  in 1991. Less than 1 percent of melanoma patients have subungul  melanoma. Some think subungal melanoma is a different disease than most melanoma.!my husband wanted to know if you have had trauma  on your thumb. Some docs think there is no relation, but the Australian study found an association. 

                                                                I feel for you and your family.. My husband has his next scan on September 5. He feels great and we are going backpacking next week up to 12000 feet.. 

                                                                You will get through this. Marianne 

                                                                Marianne quinn
                                                                Participant

                                                                  My husband said to make sure you massage and use lotion on the amputated area, please keep me posted  regarding your treatment . The only definitive study about subungal melanoma was done in Australia  in 1991. Less than 1 percent of melanoma patients have subungul  melanoma. Some think subungal melanoma is a different disease than most melanoma.!my husband wanted to know if you have had trauma  on your thumb. Some docs think there is no relation, but the Australian study found an association. 

                                                                  I feel for you and your family.. My husband has his next scan on September 5. He feels great and we are going backpacking next week up to 12000 feet.. 

                                                                  You will get through this. Marianne 

                                                                Marianne quinn
                                                                Participant

                                                                  My husband had a partial amputation . Subungal melanoma is rare and really hard to get info on. Read my posts for the whole story. Almost a year since diagnosis now.?he is able to golf, ski, do woodworking . He had 1/2 his thumb removed and really has adapted well. He can tie his shoes. Safety pins are a problem. Keep in touch especially if you find a specialist. I do not know of any. Good luck

                                                                  Marianne quinn
                                                                  Participant

                                                                    My husband had a partial amputation . Subungal melanoma is rare and really hard to get info on. Read my posts for the whole story. Almost a year since diagnosis now.?he is able to golf, ski, do woodworking . He had 1/2 his thumb removed and really has adapted well. He can tie his shoes. Safety pins are a problem. Keep in touch especially if you find a specialist. I do not know of any. Good luck

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