I Melanoma

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    First Melanoma

    OK, so I have a positive biopsy for melanoma in situ. Excision tomorrow. My real question is about digital photography as an adjunct to human examination. Any thoughts?
    Jds4med Jds4med
    61-65, M
    1 Response Feb 26, 2013

    Mom Is In Hospital....and I Am Scared

    My mom was diagnosed with Melanoma almost exactly 3 years ago.  I will always remember the date as it was the same day I found out I was pregnant with my third daughter,  She had a strange lesion on her back.  After seeing her Dermatoligist (who removed the lesion) - she went...
    Sillymommyof3 Sillymommyof3
    Jul 24, 2011

    Maybe Its Back

    the doctors I just talked to think I might have the cancer back in my lymph nodes not certain they say till they operate on me that trust me is taking to long if you ask me , if they are so worried about it why are they postponing my surgery its been 6 months since I had the pet...
    GrannyGumps GrannyGumps
    51-55, F
    1 Response Oct 5, 2007

    Testing and Stuff

    All ready I am getting confused with all the doctors I have to go too. I just had a pet scan, cat scan, MRI now I am to go back to the cancer doctor in 3 weeks, Now I need to get a appointment with  a ears nose and throat doctor, gyno, and contact U of m on what they found...
    GrannyGumps GrannyGumps
    51-55, F
    Jun 16, 2007

    I Thought It Was Over With

    well guess i was wrong thought it was over with the testing but the doctor from UofM called me he wants a altra sound of my neck so here i go again I sure hope it is nothing, cancer is a sneaky bug-gar if it comes back it usually hits you in a surprise place . Im still on my...
    GrannyGumps GrannyGumps
    51-55, F
    Jun 27, 2007

    My Eye Lid Melanoma

    I had a bump coming up on the bottom of my eye lid I thought it was a st ye. but then looked like a wart so weird , I went to my doctor in turn he sent me to a eye doctor ( he should of sent me to a dermatologist) well he thought  it was a basil cell cancer and sent me to a...
    GrannyGumps GrannyGumps
    51-55, F
    1 Response Jun 12, 2007

    Hope It Doesnt Come Back

    Been hoping that this cancer does not come back inside of me out side you can take it off inside its allot harder,one more test my fingers are crossed
    GrannyGumps GrannyGumps
    51-55, F
    Jul 7, 2007

    Afraid Of What Could Be

    I am going in to have a mole removed from my foot and have it checked for cancer. I'm so terrified and worried, it's been difficult trying to save face and look like it doesn't bother me. It totally does and I feel like I can't really talk to anyone about it. When I've talked to...
    Doomalicious Doomalicious
    36-40, F
    1 Response Mar 17, 2013

    Growing up, I was bullied

    for my fair skin and numerous freckles. Now I relish it. Being told I had an aggressive form of melanoma was an shock. I'm one of the youngest people in Australia with recorded melanoma and i have multiple ugly scars that remind me everyday of something awful that almost cut...
    Casdarrrt Casdarrrt
    22-25, F
    Aug 8, 2015

    One More

    one more test for this year and i hope it is OK  right know the doctors are figuring out where to do it at, uofm don't take my insurance so ill have to have it done at Beaumont hospital hopefully my cancer doctor will do it , you know how doctors are sometimes , they do not...
    GrannyGumps GrannyGumps
    51-55, F
    Jul 11, 2007

    One More Test

    well one more for this year they want to exray and biospy a node in my neck, something showed up under the mri. I sure hope its nothing  I still have to get to my gyno its been two years, I am so tired all the time to the point i dont do much hope its just from nerves
    GrannyGumps GrannyGumps
    51-55, F
    Jul 29, 2007

    Melanoma Monday The horribly painful

    and stressful experience last fall of what I finally found out was Shingles without the blister rash, did bring with it what proved to be a blessing in disguise. Well, a couple...but the one I'd like to mention today is that it got me to go see a Dermatologist for the first time...
    Aimee17 Aimee17
    41-45, F
    10 Responses May 4, 2015
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