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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: USA health care

    Here is a link with information on how to get medical coverage in the United States. Please read through as to the deadlines and information on how...

    Started by esk2poo, 11-18-2014 11:56 AM
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Worried about possible cancer?

    Worried about possible cancer? Please post on the...

    Started by Didee, 05-07-2014 02:31 PM
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  1. 1st visit to melanoma clinic today

    Today was my appointment with the melanoma multi-disciplinary team at Lemmen-Holton Cancer Pavillion here in Grand Rapids, MI. The news is very...

    Started by brewgirl68, 01-23-2015 10:28 PM
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  2. Red face Melanoma Surgery...Stage 1

    Hi... I was treated for Stage 1 Melanoma and didn't think the recovery would be like this..Hoping some of you would share your experiences with me...

    Started by lauramichelle, 01-22-2015 06:14 PM
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    01-24-2015 01:42 AM Go to last post
  3. Question about Actinic Keratosis and using fluorouracil

    Hi. My first post here. I had my first ever visit to a dermatologist last week, to ask about a spot on my upper lip. Its a patch that feels like...

    Started by CherishMyKids, 01-21-2015 01:17 AM
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    01-23-2015 02:04 AM Go to last post
  4. New diagnosis - overwhelmed

    Hello, everyone - I received my diagnosis two days ago...seems like a lifetime ago. I found a lump in my right armpit on Christmas morning, but...

    Started by brewgirl68, 01-17-2015 05:07 PM
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    01-21-2015 03:14 AM Go to last post
  5. mole removal

    I am wondering what i should expect. I have had a mole for a long time and in the last year we noticed a little change. I went to the dr and he said...

    Started by macrider, 01-16-2015 05:50 PM
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  6. Newbie here who got that call today. It's basal cell carcinoma.

    My first post and introduction. Brand new to this. I kept thinking the white patch on my forehead was simply a tiny scar but now I know better. It...

    Started by Taytertot, 01-13-2015 08:47 PM
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  7. Is BCC a precursor to melanoma?

    Years ago, maybe 15 I had a BCC removed from my right inner thigh. Now in the last 6 months I have had 9 biopsies with 3 melanomas and 1 I now need...

    Started by KayC, 01-14-2015 04:54 AM
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  8. Basal Cell - Mohs procedure scheduled

    Hi all... I have nodular BCC on the nasal root. I wear glasses and it was right under where my glasses pad rests. I have had it at least a year. I...

    Started by flycast, 01-11-2015 08:54 PM
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  9. Pathobiology report concerns, should I wait?

    Here are a couple results of my pathology reports. My dermatologist is telling me to just keep an eye on it. I am not comfortable with that as I have...

    Started by KayC, 01-14-2015 02:35 AM
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  10. How do share pathology reports?

    Hello. I find you all to be of great help. I want to update you all on my melanomas. How can I share path reports? 9 biopsies this year, 4 melanomas,...

    Started by KayC, 01-11-2015 06:09 AM
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    01-11-2015 04:05 PM Go to last post
  11. Aldara prescribed after WLE for SCC

    I had a WLE for SCC in my neck 4 months ago. I saw my dermatologist yesterday and he wants me to do 6 weeks of aldara. Not finding much information...

    Started by kitty37, 09-12-2014 02:00 AM
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  12. Hello! How abnormal is my melanoma, really?

    Hello all! First post. Like the title says, I have the distinct impression that my melanoma isn't typical but I thought I'd run it by the lovely...

    Started by Helvetios, 01-07-2015 10:45 PM
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  13. Scan for melanoma

    Hello again. As I await results from 5 more biopsy result and WLE results for invasive melanoma, I am really tired of being cut in every time I go in...

    Started by KayC, 01-05-2015 04:15 PM
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    01-07-2015 08:43 PM Go to last post
  14. 4th Biopsy in 6 months

    Hello. I went in to get my sutures out of my 3rd biopsy this year. Two of which were melanoma and I did get clear margins with WLE. While I was...

    Started by KayC, 12-29-2014 05:14 AM
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    12-30-2014 03:54 AM Go to last post
  15. melanoma upper right arm

    Had a new "spot" looked at on 12/11/14, It was pink in color and raised but smaller than a pencil eraser. I thought maybe it was psoriasis or...

    Started by rbw, 12-19-2014 01:44 PM
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    12-28-2014 07:40 AM Go to last post
  16. Caring for Stage IV metastatic melanoma friend - what to expect?

    Our family has a dear friend who was recently diagnosed with Stage IV metastatic melanoma. He was experiencing severe back pain for several months...

    Started by jjonak, 12-26-2014 04:13 PM
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  17. amelanotic melanoma

    have been told my melanoma was amelanotic. Anyone else here have that diagnosis.

    Started by confused2014, 12-22-2014 02:47 AM
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  18. Melanoma in 2001

    I went to the dermatologist back in 2001 for a spot on my face which turned out to be basal cell. The cure was fast and painless. But he found...

    Started by ashaw, 12-20-2014 02:49 AM
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  19. Just diagnosed with Melanoma / Lesion removed and wider excision done today. Help....

    Dear all: Here the first report: Location: Upper back -Proliferation of malignant melanocytes, mainly in the papillary dermis and upper...

    Started by moonseeker, 12-17-2014 09:24 AM
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  20. Squamous Cell Cancer Question

    Im new here and was just diagnosed with a minor (?) squamous cell cancer. I had a small (~1/8 diameter), early stage squamous cell growth. It...

    Started by Adams, 12-16-2014 03:42 AM
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    12-17-2014 04:46 PM Go to last post
  21. Stage IV metastatic melanoma - how long?

    Apologies in advance that I do not know all the technical terms. And also sorry if my post appears blunt! In 2009 my dad had a malignant melanoma...

    Started by SAUK, 12-08-2014 07:36 PM
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  22. Is this melanoma???

    I had this black spot for a long time now, it is the largest of the many black spots I have, but this one I just realise that it is now a shiny cover...

    Started by kurom, 12-04-2014 12:05 PM
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  23. Just Found Out I Had Melanoma

    I was told by my dermatologist 2 weeks ago that my biopsy came back as melanoma. When I received the news, my heart fell to my feet. I never thought...

    Started by pjstwrt, 11-26-2014 05:23 AM
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  24. Can a melanoma be a yellowish colour

    Just a quick question, I have found a new freckle near my ankle, its is irregular, about 7 mm by 3 mm, though it is a weird yellowy mustard colour....

    Started by harpbird, 11-28-2014 12:29 PM
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  25. Melanoma diagnosis

    My wife was recently diagnosed with melanoma. We live near Sloan Kettering in NYC and she had a wide area incision and sentinel lymph node removal...

    Started by btm157, 08-13-2014 02:56 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    11-24-2014 04:56 PM Go to last post
  26. 6 year old with SCC

    Hello everyone. My name is Charity. My 6yo son had a lump removed from his left palm on Tuesday and the pathology came back as Squamous Cell...

    Started by chacha479, 11-21-2014 05:55 PM
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  27. Nodular Melanoma size question

    Curious if a spot comes up does it keep growing on the outside until its removed? Will some nodulars just stop at say 3-6mm and continue growing...

    Started by smitty32, 11-17-2014 12:35 AM
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    11-17-2014 11:31 AM Go to last post
  28. SCC diagnosis on top of lymphoma

    Moving my story over Hi everyone. I have been a member here for about three years over on the Lymphoma Forum but was diagnosed last week with an...

    Started by Kermica, 09-18-2012 01:57 AM
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  29. reoccurence

    Diagnosed with stage 1a melanoma in 2012 on my cheek. Had surgery with clear margins with a 2 inch scar. 2014 and it came back in two places next...

    Started by confused2014, 11-08-2014 11:57 PM
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    11-09-2014 05:56 AM Go to last post
  30. Is puss OK during healing?

    My father has had several basal cell carcinomas removed over the years. He comes home from the Dr. with what looks like a cauterized wound and we...

    Started by Borad, 11-04-2014 06:30 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    11-06-2014 02:48 PM Go to last post
  31. worried about removing my own moles with castor oil

    I am planning on using castor oil day and night, rubbing in to my skin as part of a regimen to take better care of my skin. The problem is...

    Started by xeitgeixt, 10-26-2014 01:14 AM
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    11-03-2014 12:54 PM Go to last post
  32. Severe Atypical Mole

    I had a mole removed/ biopsied last week and it came back severe atypical. I know this is not cancer but is considered pre-cancerous. Do I absolutely...

    Started by bef, 10-31-2014 02:11 AM
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  33. Diagnosed Yesterday. Scared but hopeful.

    Let me give you a bit of my background. Also been a hypochondriac. Well not always, but for at least the past 8 years or so. Always worried that...

    Started by Gordknight, 10-29-2014 03:00 AM
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  34. Vulvectomy for melanoma

    I was reading a different forum today where someone had posted that she had refused vulvectomy for melanoma and instead was making dietary changes. ...

    Started by CheriD, 01-16-2014 05:08 AM
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  35. Best treatment facility in Australia?

    Hi, I'm jaywalking from the Lymphoma forum to ask a question on behalf of a good friend. She is Danish, but currently living with her family in...

    Started by Buffboy, 10-15-2014 11:33 AM
    • Replies: 8
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    10-16-2014 11:58 PM Go to last post
  36. PET/CT Results

    I had a PET/CT Scan today because of a 1cm non calcified nodule on my left lung. Good news is it had no hypermetabolic activity and they just want me...

    Started by penelope10, 10-15-2014 08:49 PM
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  37. 4 years out

    It has been 4 years since my melanoma diagnosis (age 37 at the time - never a sun worshipper or a tanning bed user, no family history) that was...

    Started by MaryMary73, 10-11-2014 02:25 AM
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    10-11-2014 10:13 PM Go to last post
  38. Worried about new finding...

    i am an almost 42 yo mother of 4. I recently had a colon resection after a suspicious, bleeding mass was found via colonoscopy on July 30th. I was...

    Started by mom2ckgm, 10-05-2014 06:54 AM
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  39. Birth mole biopsied today

    Curious. Had my three month derm visit today....I was born with a dime size mole on my stomach (60 years ago)....doctors always seem to want to have...

    Started by boatlady, 08-06-2014 10:46 PM
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    10-03-2014 08:29 PM Go to last post
  40. Just diagnosed with Melanoma

    I have been diagnosed with melanoma on my back. I had the mole removed and was told by the dermatologist that is was a thin melanoma .8MM and sent me...

    Started by asd1612, 05-31-2014 11:52 PM
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    10-03-2014 06:39 AM Go to last post
  41. Student finds cure for skin cancer?

    Hi Everyone, This is my first post here. I stopped by because I saw a fascinating talk by a student at TEDxMileHigh this year on skin cancer and I...

    Started by micahtwilliams, 07-08-2014 07:53 PM
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    10-03-2014 01:40 AM Go to last post
  42. melanoma on thigh- SNB?

    Hi I just recently had a melanoma diagnosis. It is a thin lesion, but showed 2 mitosis per sq and vertical movement so they do an will check the...

    Started by wil, 09-12-2014 05:51 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    09-12-2014 06:34 PM Go to last post
  43. Does anyone have mucosal melanoma? Eye, tongue, vulvar, vaginal?

    I would like to hear from anyone who has this kind of melanoma. I was diagnosed with vulvar melanoma in May. I guess I am fairly young to have...

    Started by CheriD, 01-07-2014 02:27 AM
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  44. Steve Rosenberg's webcast on transfer of infiltrating lymphocites (TIL) method for me

    I don't know if you are familiar with this webcast, so I decided to give you the link. It may be illegal without subscription, I have no idea. A...

    Started by fighterm, 09-08-2014 08:17 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    09-08-2014 11:07 PM Go to last post
  45. Keytruda (pembrolizumab)

    http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm412802.htm Immunotherapy that reveals cancer to the immune system approved in USA for...

    Started by lancepeace, 09-04-2014 11:23 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 737
    09-04-2014 11:23 PM Go to last post
  46. Newly diagnosed...Nodular Malignant Melanoma

    G'day, First time for me on any type of forum and from reading a lot of the posts it seems like a very cathartic way to deal with our main problem....

    Started by LandonKennedy8, 02-28-2014 01:50 AM
    • Replies: 9
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    08-28-2014 06:07 AM Go to last post
  47. Dad diagnosed with Squamous Cell Carcinoma.

    Hello, our doctor called us today with the results from a skin test he had done after coming in with a scab like growth on his face, she said it's...

    Started by musclegto, 08-22-2014 04:24 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    08-23-2014 01:43 AM Go to last post
  48. I was diagnosed with Basal Cell Carcinoma, Nodular Type on June 26-2014

    I was diagnosed with Basal Cell Carcinoma, Nodular Type on June 26-2014 I have had a spot by my eye for at least 20 years, really never got any...

    Started by simpleeats, 07-09-2014 03:49 AM
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    08-23-2014 12:07 AM Go to last post
  49. Unhappy Father just dx with Melanoma >11.5mm

    Hi, I am new here and already I see that this seems to be a great support group for those battling melanoma and for the caretakers as well. I have...

    Started by ready4newyou, 08-22-2014 03:53 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 683
    08-22-2014 04:48 PM Go to last post
  50. My cancer is back...

    Hello again...I wanted to share with you that I had my first 3 month post-surgery scans/tests and my oncologist told me that he found 2 small lumps...

    Started by LandonKennedy8, 07-13-2014 11:58 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,323
    08-13-2014 11:41 PM Go to last post

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