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  • jasell has replied to a post on the message board

    Hello! I was hoping the two of you (or anyone!) might be able to help me one more time! I had my wide excision and my SLN and all was good.  All three lymph nodes that were biopsied came back clear. My question is this, did anyone every worry that even though they received all clear on their lymph node biopsies that it had possibly spread through their blood system?  What are your thoughts.

    May 12, 2018 view post
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      Hello, I was recently diagnosed with 2.2mm melanoma on my cheek. With the excision biopsy they were able to get clear vertical margins but not clear horizontal margins. I am scheduled for a wide excision and SLN biopsy in 4 weeks. My question is, if my cancer has spread to my lymph nodes (they said it's about a 10% chance) is it risky to wait 4 weeks to find this out? 

      April 13, 2018 view discussion
      • jasell has replied to a post on the message board

        thank you so much for your response! It really does ease my mind and prepare me a bit better.  Do you remember if your melanoma was ulcerated...it doesn't sound like it. Thankfully, mine isn't. SLN is standard procedure at my hospital, so that is what I will do.  I agree completely that it helps answer any question of spread. 

        April 07, 2018 view post
        • jasell has replied to a post on the message board

          Thank you! Similar in size to mine (a bit bigger), which gives me hope. I’m also being treated at a melanoma cancer clinic. SLN is standard if it’s over 1mm here. So that’s me. Congratulations on being 5 years out...looking forward to saying the same.

          April 06, 2018 view post
          • jasell has replied to a post on the message board

            Thank you for the response! How big was your melanoma? Did your SLN come back negative? Was your melanoma ulcerated (mine is not).

            April 06, 2018 view post
            • jasell has created a new message board discussion

              I'm very worried about this diagnosis. I know I have to go in and get it excised and then have a SLN biopsy performed. I'm really worried and don't know what to tell my children. I was told the margins for the depth were clear but that the borders were not.

              April 02, 2018 view discussion
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