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Things tale a scary turn…possible mucosal melanoma

Forums Mucosal Melanoma Community Things tale a scary turn…possible mucosal melanoma

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    Dynasysman
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    Going to see ONC SURG for first time to discuss left neck posterior dissection for T2 N1 M0 lymph node removed last Thursday. Reviewd pTh report to be ready — report reads too much like textbook mucosal melanoma for my comfort.

    Anyone have any questions I should be sure to cover tomorrow? Articles/websites to read? Good non-denominational prayers?

    Thanks.

    Going to see ONC SURG for first time to discuss left neck posterior dissection for T2 N1 M0 lymph node removed last Thursday. Reviewd pTh report to be ready — report reads too much like textbook mucosal melanoma for my comfort.

    Anyone have any questions I should be sure to cover tomorrow? Articles/websites to read? Good non-denominational prayers?

    Thanks.

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      MaryMary73
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      I will keep you in my prayers

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      MaryMary73
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      I will keep you in my prayers

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      Becky
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      What is it in the path report that leads you to the mucosal melanoma? Just curious. My son's primary was on  his tongue…and so mucosal by defintition?…but that was never said in ay of the reports.

      He had neck dissection July 09…finished a year of interferon..feels great..waiting on Pet scan results from yesterdays scans.

      Websites/articles will just scare you. I will send one of those non-denominational prayers!

      Becky

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        Dynasysman
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        Report is in car so I don’t forget it in the morning, but descriptions of cells looked like the ones i read in a pathology textbook. That said, I took a clean PET-CT scan the day after the lymph node was removed. What I read says that mucosal melanomas are usually large and detectable before they progress to a lymph node. If I have one, it is small enough to escape visual detection (from my ENT) and also the PET-CT scan. Oh, heck, guess I will know more soon enough.

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        Dynasysman
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        Report is in car so I don’t forget it in the morning, but descriptions of cells looked like the ones i read in a pathology textbook. That said, I took a clean PET-CT scan the day after the lymph node was removed. What I read says that mucosal melanomas are usually large and detectable before they progress to a lymph node. If I have one, it is small enough to escape visual detection (from my ENT) and also the PET-CT scan. Oh, heck, guess I will know more soon enough.

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      Becky
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      What is it in the path report that leads you to the mucosal melanoma? Just curious. My son's primary was on  his tongue…and so mucosal by defintition?…but that was never said in ay of the reports.

      He had neck dissection July 09…finished a year of interferon..feels great..waiting on Pet scan results from yesterdays scans.

      Websites/articles will just scare you. I will send one of those non-denominational prayers!

      Becky

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      Dynasysman
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      This is why med students never are allowed to diagnose: they red the words and miss the point. ONC SURG this morning said something like, “Path reports are often misleading. We’ll do endoscopy next week, but you’re too young and appear too healthy for me to seriously consider mucosal…

      Left posterior neck dissection set for 12/7. What do you think might be the surgery falling on Peqrl Harbor Day? :>)

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      Dynasysman
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      This is why med students never are allowed to diagnose: they red the words and miss the point. ONC SURG this morning said something like, “Path reports are often misleading. We’ll do endoscopy next week, but you’re too young and appear too healthy for me to seriously consider mucosal…

      Left posterior neck dissection set for 12/7. What do you think might be the surgery falling on Peqrl Harbor Day? :>)

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      Dynasysman
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      This is why med students never are allowed to diagnose: they red the words and miss the point. ONC SURG this morning said something like, “Path reports are often misleading. We’ll do endoscopy next week, but you’re too young and appear too healthy for me to seriously consider mucosal…

      Left posterior neck dissection set for 12/7. What do you think might be the surgery falling on Peqrl Harbor Day? :>)

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      Dynasysman
      Participant
      This is why med students never are allowed to diagnose: they red the words and miss the point. ONC SURG this morning said something like, “Path reports are often misleading. We’ll do endoscopy next week, but you’re too young and appear too healthy for me to seriously consider mucosal…

      Left posterior neck dissection set for 12/7. What do you think might be the surgery falling on Peqrl Harbor Day? :>)

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        Becky
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        Not to be a downer, but my young (just beofre his 21st bday) healthy son was dx with mucosal melanoma. But..from all the research I have done..mucosal is not necessarily more agressive, its just that it is usually caught at a later stage than cutaneous.

        I try not to look at the stats too much. Good luck with the neck dissection, recovery was not too bad for son.

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        Becky
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        Not to be a downer, but my young (just beofre his 21st bday) healthy son was dx with mucosal melanoma. But..from all the research I have done..mucosal is not necessarily more agressive, its just that it is usually caught at a later stage than cutaneous.

        I try not to look at the stats too much. Good luck with the neck dissection, recovery was not too bad for son.

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