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  1. 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 01:27 AM
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  2. Efudex for skin cancer

    My 89-year-old father was given Efudex cream to treat what the doctor suspected was a pre-cancerous spot on his forehead, from decades of sun...

    Started by Charlotte61, 04-21-2014 06:37 PM
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  3. Questions for those that had Skin Cancer

    I know we need to wear sunscreen and avoid the sun as much as possible, but do any of you go above and beyond that, like wearing UV Protective...

    Started by Eyes wide open, 03-11-2014 10:59 PM
    • Replies: 18
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  4. Amelanotic melanoma - what tests to insist on?

    Hi all, I was looking for a sticky or some such and had no luck slam asking. I have amelanotic melanoma on my forearm and meet with the surgeon...

    Started by davemmevad, 04-19-2014 03:40 PM
    • Replies: 1
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  5. People using Melanoma as a reason for other issues

    Ok, so I need a spot to vent so why not here. I was just outside and my neighbor's father in law was diagnosed with lung/brain cancer and given 8 to...

    Started by gophertee, 04-06-2014 09:31 PM
    • Replies: 3
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  6. Vaccine that offers treatment for Melanoma developed

    According to researchers at the Adelaide University "the vaccine, known as vaccinia melanoma cell lysate (VMCL), was given regularly as a treatment...

    Started by ChemoMan, 04-17-2014 10:08 AM
    • Replies: 1
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  7. 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 07:52 PM
    • Replies: 5
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  8. Hi, I'm David, and I have melanoma

    Hi All, Well, the title says it all. I've spent several years telling my docs (including one Derm a year ago) that the 'age spot' on my arm wasn't...

    Started by davemmevad, 04-16-2014 01:41 AM
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  9. yervoy

    Can anyone give me any information on yervoy. Is it bad to take ?

    Started by mermaid989, 04-16-2014 01:17 AM
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  10. arm pit melanoma

    I had my surgery yesterday. They removed a lot of tissue and took out lymph nodes so now I need to wait and see what the nodes showed. The waiting...

    Started by grandmother42, 11-08-2013 12:04 AM
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  11. Help!

    Okay, I was diagnosed in February with a Stage 2 Malignant Melanoma in my left thigh. I had the tumor removed, along with a sentinel lymph node...

    Started by noclue, 04-09-2014 05:43 AM
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  12. neoplasm

    what does viable neoplasm mean. I have looked and looked and can not find anything

    Started by mermaid989, 04-05-2014 09:04 PM
    • Replies: 1
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  13. 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 08:09 PM
    • Replies: 2
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  14. Melanoma that begins internally

    Has anyone ever heard of melanoma tumor that begins internally? About a month ago doctors saw a tumor on cat scan below the lungs that they decided...

    Started by Jcrone14, 03-21-2013 01:47 AM
    • Replies: 4
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  15. Interferon for stage 1b Melanoma?

    Hello again, Another question for you all. I am just full of questions and not many answers. I have stage 1b Melanoma. .39 no ulceration. Clark...

    Started by NorthwindsGS, 04-01-2014 04:19 PM
    • Replies: 3
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  16. New Member

    I am a new member. I was diagnosed in August of 2013 with Malignant Melanoma. Staging was as follows: Clark III T2bN0M0 with a mitotic rate of 16. It...

    Started by Jean Standring, 03-27-2014 11:47 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 226
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  17. 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 10:15 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 548
    03-29-2014 03:05 AM Go to last post
  18. Advice Needed

    I had a large nodular melanoma removed in November last year over 6mm from my calf. Pathology came back as a stage 2b low mitotic rate nevoid...

    Started by Farang, 03-26-2014 04:13 AM
    • Replies: 7
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  19. pet scan

    How often are you suspose to get a pet scan. My husband is IIIb stage. Nodular melanoma.

    Started by mermaid989, 03-24-2014 12:31 PM
    • Replies: 4
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  20. My experience with a diagnosis that lesion was Early Melanoma

    I wanted to post something for those who may be scared like I was that I had a lesion that was an Early Melanoma. It was found by my Dermatologist in...

    Started by Fancy, 03-25-2014 05:57 PM
    • Replies: 0
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  21. Red blood blister, nodular melanoma?

    I discovered a red blood blister type bump on my lower back just above my (for a lack of better words) crack. I hadn't noticed it before. It just...

    Started by brig1988, 07-09-2013 02:48 AM
    • Replies: 3
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  22. Advice for my brother in law. Very thick melanoma.

    On the 30th Dec my 49 year old brother in law was diagnosed with a malignant melanoma on his cheek and was told it had a thickness of 12mm. He had it...

    Started by DebInBristol, 02-24-2010 01:42 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    03-23-2014 08:29 PM Go to last post
  23. 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 04:08 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 600
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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 12:50 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    03-12-2014 07:09 PM Go to last post
  25. Struggles after Interferon

    It has been awhile since I have been on the site. I wanted to give you guys an update. Good and Bad. I was told in 2009 that I was stage II with...

    Started by eakes463, 03-07-2014 06:18 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 296
    03-10-2014 05:59 PM Go to last post
  26. Question relating to Lymph Nodes and skin cancer

    Hopefully someone on this forum can help me. Few weeks back I went in to see my primary care doctor because I had 2 moles (stomach and right...

    Started by kensrs, 02-22-2014 11:38 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 497
    02-23-2014 01:56 AM Go to last post
  27. Real interferon / roferon side effects research

    Hi , Almost two years ago i was diagnosed with Melanoma. Type: Nodular, Breslow 5mm, Clark IV, no ulceration or peripheral lymphoadenopathy....

    Started by ClaudeM, 08-05-2013 10:19 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 751
    02-20-2014 12:46 PM Go to last post
  28. 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 06:34 PM
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  29. noduar mealanoma

    Hi Its been a long time since I have been on here. My husband had nodular melanoma 4 years ago. He has been doing good. Well now he has a pain...

    Started by mermaid989, 02-16-2014 01:13 AM
    • Replies: 1
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  30. waiting, reading, worrying, communicating, and coping

    Background: My 63 year old dad was diagnosed with melanoma in the summer of 2012. His primary site (ribcage, not far below his armpit) was quite...

    Started by affguy, 01-16-2014 05:01 PM
    • Replies: 13
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  31. A few (maybe basic) questions about moles and excisions

    Hi, I am a new member here, so apologies in advance if some of my questions have already been answered in previous posts (I haven't been able to...

    Started by brahem, 01-14-2014 12:07 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    02-01-2014 06:30 PM Go to last post
  32. Clitoral/Vulva Melanoma

    I noticed a spot/mole a little over a month ago right above my clitoris. It was small and black. I immediately called my Ob/Gyn. She biopsied it in...

    Started by curlnkay, 10-11-2013 10:03 PM
    • Replies: 11
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    01-31-2014 01:20 AM Go to last post
  33. 2 1/2 weeks and counting for melanoma biopsy

    Hi Everyone, I'm trying not to let my fears run rampant, but here's the situation: Two weeks ago Wednesday I went to a dermatologist because a...

    Started by frittersmom, 12-14-2013 04:27 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,027
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  34. Waiting for mole biopsy results

    I got a second biopsy done of the same mole on Wednesday. I got a call on my parent's voice mail at home to tell me to call them, which is odd they...

    Started by VAgirl247, 01-15-2014 02:47 AM
    • Replies: 1
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  35. Going through it all again..

    A mole on my inner arm (which was pale brown originally) has turned pink/red and leathery. Almost as if it's happened overnight. It isn't itchy or...

    Started by melissa1215, 01-13-2014 09:14 PM
    • Replies: 1
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  36. Black spot in biopsy shave hole - melanoma?

    Hi all, 2 days ago I had a shave biopsy done on a mole on my back. I suffer from health anxiety so already am very nervous about this. This morning...

    Started by Liasw, 11-30-2013 02:57 AM
    • Replies: 2
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  37. Putting this out for some comments please

    My wife Anne was diagnosed with skin cancer and had 3 right leg lesions which were removed during excisional biposies. They (the dermatology clinic)...

    Started by Baz10, 12-20-2013 09:06 AM
    • Replies: 5
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  38. Mohs for Melanoma Insitu on Cheek

    I had Mohs for a melanoma insitu in the center of my cheek. The procedure was done on Monday and the closure was done by the plastic surgeon on...

    Started by Smatlock41, 12-12-2013 05:30 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 388
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  39. My brother's melanoma

    I have been really overwhelmed in the past month after my brother was diagnosed with melanoma. My dad passed away mid this year. The whole family...

    Started by Zzgjcx, 12-08-2013 02:29 AM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 993
    12-10-2013 10:10 AM Go to last post
  40. Is this a form of cancer?

    PHOTO REMOVED AS PER FORUM POLICIES This has been on my knee cap for about a year and doesnt seem to be clearing. When I accidently knock it get...

    Started by DEAN1234, 11-23-2013 12:11 PM
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  41. Concerned about lesion

    Hello, My dad is 74 years old, and has been a "functioning alcoholic" and daily drinker for most of his life. I recently discovered this lesion on...

    Started by IMG_7577, 11-23-2013 05:42 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    11-24-2013 12:55 AM Go to last post
  42. 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 03:33 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 479
    11-24-2013 12:52 AM Go to last post
  43. 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 12:57 AM
    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 2,955
    11-16-2013 02:36 PM Go to last post
  44. Biopsies. NC.

    I had two biopsies done 2weeks and waiting the results. They are testing for melanoma I have a family history of melanoma. My mom had melanoma last...

    Started by hilltopp23, 11-01-2013 01:37 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    11-07-2013 01:20 AM Go to last post
  45. melanoma in arm pit

    This started out to be a skin tag of which I have several. I hadn't checked the one in the armpit for about a month and when I did it was purplish...

    Started by grandmother42, 10-28-2013 06:15 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 737
    10-31-2013 10:10 PM Go to last post
  46. My Wife has Skin Cancer

    Hi all. I'm new to this forum and i just want to be educated. Three months ago i notice a spot on my wifes back that looked odd. We both thought...

    Started by qmann73, 09-16-2013 04:57 PM
    • Replies: 10
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    10-31-2013 12:08 PM Go to last post
  47. How small can a mole with melanoma be?

    I have been newly diagnosed with melanoma. I had my mole removed in the dermatologists office and then biopsied, it came back melanoma but I don't...

    Started by Eyes wide open, 10-28-2013 01:35 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,353
    10-29-2013 02:05 PM Go to last post
  48. New to forum - test came back as a Melanoma cancer

    Hi everyone! I have had a dime-nickle sized spot on my upper left arm for about 4 years. It was different shades of brown. It is totally flat,...

    Started by Blueeyed Banditti, 10-19-2013 06:37 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    10-25-2013 10:38 AM Go to last post
  49. stage IV melanoma, Yervoy

    Met with oncologist yesterday. Husband has metastatic melanoma stage IV and was offered Yervoy. He is going to start treatment soon but was told it...

    Started by Pasque, 07-31-2013 12:57 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 2,816
    10-24-2013 04:42 PM Go to last post
  50. Am worried, some advice from people in the know please...

    Hello, I have a mark that has appeared on my arm in the past two months. I guess it looks like a mole, but is a funny shape, a bit like a 'tear...

    Started by Steph12345, 10-04-2013 07:42 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 942
    10-22-2013 04:21 AM Go to last post

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