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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. 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, Yesterday 05:23 AM
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  2. 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
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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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
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    11-06-2014 02:48 PM Go to last post
  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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
    • Replies: 9
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    10-20-2014 10:54 PM Go to last post
  12. 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
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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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
    • Replies: 2
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    10-07-2014 11:20 PM Go to last post
  16. 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
    • Replies: 4
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    10-06-2014 12:06 AM Go to last post
  17. 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
    • Replies: 8
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  18. 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
    • Replies: 13
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  19. 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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  20. 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
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    09-12-2014 06:34 PM Go to last post
  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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
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  24. 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
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  25. 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
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  26. 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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  27. 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
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  28. 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
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    08-13-2014 11:41 PM Go to last post
  29. No biggie but the wait is on again

    Went for my normal check up today. Of course, all of the things I thought looked suspicious were blown off by the doc but one on my left foot between...

    Started by esk2poo, 07-25-2014 03:13 PM
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  30. After the fact

    Hello all. Last December I was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma. The initial biopsy was done by a PA and the subsequent surgery was done by...

    Started by lance_p66, 07-23-2014 03:23 PM
    • Replies: 1
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  31. Just diagnosed with Radial Melanoma Stage 1

    I think it's 1a because my WLE was about 1cm and the words sentinal node lymph biopsy were never mentioned to me, but the consultant just said stage...

    Started by 1964johnr, 07-17-2014 03:03 PM
    • Replies: 7
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  32. Melanoma in Brain

    I am 27 Year old Indian living in Germany. End of Feb 14, I had consulted a Neurologist (due to Headaches). Neurologist happened to see a 1.7 cm...

    Started by ilikepralinen, 04-02-2014 09:09 PM
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  33. Squamous cell carcinoma

    Hello. One night I had an itch on my leg and thought I got bit by a spider. I had two bumps on my shin. They were the size of a pencil eraser. After...

    Started by Schupp, 07-08-2014 11:48 PM
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  34. BCC or Ruptured Cyst?

    Hello, all! I'm brand new to the forums, and I appreciate the ability to be able to post and browse here. :smile: My specific issue today is that...

    Started by sandsmertz, 11-22-2013 04:33 AM
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  35. Interested in what you do to prevent skin cancer/Melanoma reoccurances

    Hi Guys, This will be my FIRST summer truly living a different way of life. I was diagnosed with Melanoma (in-situ) in Nov 2013 and had it removed...

    Started by hmdolan, 06-02-2014 09:20 PM
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  36. bone

    Well not a good pet scan for my husband. They think he has osseous metastatic disease.Has any one here have this from melanoma? were in the shock...

    Started by mermaid989, 04-04-2014 08:52 PM
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  37. Yervoy and skull aches!

    Hey, I have recently started on Yervoy and wondered if other people suffered from intense skull aches? ( Like whole head headaches)? Thanks!

    Started by butterflydance, 06-24-2014 05:51 PM
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  38. New Melanoma and Actinic Keratosis diagnosis

    I recently was diagnosed with Stage 1 Melanoma on my shoulder and also told I have multiple Actinic Keratosis on my forehead that I will have to be...

    Started by crewecharles, 06-17-2014 06:02 AM
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  39. First post

    Hello My name is Kay. The sun, beach and water is my passion. I have just been dx'd with melanoma in situ. my report Early melanome in situ,...

    Started by KayC, 06-16-2014 06:11 PM
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  40. Pregnancy after InterferonAlpha2B

    Finished my year long interferon January 25th. Just found out I was pregnant, super nervous as it's been only 5 months. Anyone else?

    Started by LJMeyer, 06-16-2014 06:23 PM
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  41. Hello, new here, junctional melanocytic neoplasm

    Hello all. My heart goes out to all of you and your families.... I have been reading here, this is a wonderful resource. Thankyou, as I know my...

    Started by boatlady, 05-23-2014 08:33 PM
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    06-11-2014 08:45 PM Go to last post
  42. Update on Daughters melanoma

    I just wanted to share my very happy news. My daughter has had the results from her wide local excision and sentinel lymph node biopsy and it's all...

    Started by Suzie123, 06-06-2014 02:04 PM
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    06-06-2014 03:40 PM Go to last post
  43. Sentinel Lymph Node inside ribs?

    I was hoping to get some insight into this as I can't find any information *anywhere* online regarding this situation... My husband recently had...

    Started by NinjaCancerWife, 05-26-2014 04:28 AM
    • Replies: 4
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  44. Immunotherapy news at ASCO meeting

    This was in the news today regarding melanoma: Immunotherapy shows promise against melanoma June 2nd, 2014 in Cancer / By unleashing the immune...

    Started by lancepeace, 06-03-2014 03:01 AM
    • Replies: 0
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  45. My Husband was Diagnosed with Melanoma

    Hi all. I am thankful to have found this site for spousal support. I am so freaked out. My husband is freaked out too. He went in to our general...

    Started by EricaErin, 12-27-2012 07:34 PM
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  46. Thumbs up USA Terminal Melanoma Patients:Merck hope for June 2014 licence for MK-3475

    USA Terminal Melanoma Patients:Merck hope for June 2014 licence for MK-3475 for Melanoma patients. Renal and NSC Lung cancer to follow. Fair...

    Started by RichK, 05-25-2014 05:46 PM
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    05-26-2014 12:22 AM Go to last post
  47. WLE for SCC yesterday

    Had surgery yesterday for the scc that was on my lower lip and upper neck. The incision on my neck is 4 inches long. I broke out in tears when I...

    Started by kitty37, 05-23-2014 11:49 PM
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    05-25-2014 03:34 PM Go to last post
  48. Help

    Here is my pathology report: Lateral and deep edges are positive for neoplasm. The histologic differential diagnosis may include a compound...

    Started by Razor1919, 05-17-2014 01:11 AM
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  49. SNB for Melanoma painful?

    Hello, Tomorrow I am having a SNB along with two wide excisions to remove a melanoma and another possible melanoma. I am currently undergoing chemo...

    Started by NorthwindsGS, 03-17-2014 11:15 PM
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    05-23-2014 08:49 AM Go to last post
  50. biospy

    Well my husband goes tueday at U of M for his biopsy of the bone. See if the melanoma has gone there. It has been a long journey here to get this...

    Started by mermaid989, 05-09-2014 06:28 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 866
    05-21-2014 01:28 PM Go to last post

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