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I am a 35 year old mother of four beautiful children ages 10,4,2, and 11 months. When I was delivering my last child, the resident doctor noticed a mole on my back and recommended I get it checked right away. It turned out to be melanoma-right at 1mm. There was evidence of spreading to lymph nodes under my left arm. I am currently going through interferon treatment.

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Stage 3

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Stage 3