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Ulcerated Melanoma – What are chances of it showing up again?

Forums General Melanoma Community Ulcerated Melanoma – What are chances of it showing up again?

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    barns1
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    Hi, I have had two melanomas, one in 2005 ulcerated and one in 2009 non-ulcerated. I also have been diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia. What are the chances the melanoma will show somewhere else in the body because of the ulceration? I have never found any stats, thought maybe someone else has. Thank you.

    Hi, I have had two melanomas, one in 2005 ulcerated and one in 2009 non-ulcerated. I also have been diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia. What are the chances the melanoma will show somewhere else in the body because of the ulceration? I have never found any stats, thought maybe someone else has. Thank you.

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      Carmon in NM
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      I had an upper left arm ulcerated lesion found in 2008 with micro mets found in one node from the SNB. My medical onc told me that statistically I had a 75% chance of remaining disease free. If the SNB had been negative, that would have been an 85% chance. I don't know where her statistics came from but I was told the same thing by my surgical onc.

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      Carmon in NM
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      I had an upper left arm ulcerated lesion found in 2008 with micro mets found in one node from the SNB. My medical onc told me that statistically I had a 75% chance of remaining disease free. If the SNB had been negative, that would have been an 85% chance. I don't know where her statistics came from but I was told the same thing by my surgical onc.

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      Janner
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      You can find statistics based on your stage.  The staging takes into account the ulceration, as ulcertaion usually moves you up a stage.  This isn't the best site for it, but here's the general info. http://www.cancer.org/cancer/skincancer-melanoma/detailedguide/melanoma-skin-cancer-survival-rates  Find your stage and you'll get the basic info.  If you didn't have ulceration, you would look at the next lower stage.  Remember, these numbers are for the general population and don't say anything about YOUR particular melanoma or survival.

      Best wishes,

      Janner

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      Janner
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      You can find statistics based on your stage.  The staging takes into account the ulceration, as ulcertaion usually moves you up a stage.  This isn't the best site for it, but here's the general info. http://www.cancer.org/cancer/skincancer-melanoma/detailedguide/melanoma-skin-cancer-survival-rates  Find your stage and you'll get the basic info.  If you didn't have ulceration, you would look at the next lower stage.  Remember, these numbers are for the general population and don't say anything about YOUR particular melanoma or survival.

      Best wishes,

      Janner

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      barns1
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      Thank you for the info and your support. Gary

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      barns1
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      Thank you for the info and your support. Gary

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