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    Melanoma stage 3.. basal

    I had melanoma 7 years ago now I am having basal removed.. should I be concern that melanoma is next

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    Hi Amy,

    They are totally different types of skin cancer. The only way they are linked at all is that they are both associated with sun exposure. You don't have to worry that melanoma is next just because you have had a basal cell carcinoma too.

    Cheri
    Vulvar mucosal melanoma, superficial spreading type, stage I-II, depth 1 mm with regression
    Radical right-sided hemivulvectomy, clitorectomy and bilateral sentinel lymph node biopsies, May 2013, lymph nodes clear
    PET CT, NED, July 2013
    Partial left hemivulvectomy/reconstructive surgery Oct 2013, found melanoma in situ on pathology, out to margins
    November/January - Underwent 9 vulvar biopsies to try to locate the MIS for surgical excision, unsuccessful
    May 2014 - Third vulvectomy/second left hemivulvectomy for wide local excision of MIS, MIS not identified on pathology
    PET CT, still NED, June 2015
    PET CT, NED, June 2016
    No sign of recurrence, January 2019

 

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