That’s what I got for Valentine’s day this year…Melanoma. I had gone to get a regular physical and my doctor pointed out a particular mole that she thought I should get checked.
Went to the dermatologist and he did a biopsy of said mole. Three stitches.
Phone call yesterday. Melanoma. Luckily it’s early stage. Scheduled to have the mole removed along with a LOT of healthy skin around it on February 28th.
The doctor said the odds are in my favor and excising it will more than likely be all I need to do to get rid of all the cancer cells.
For some reason, the part that most depresses me is that I will have a five inch long (or longer) football shaped scar right above my right breast. Sigh.
The dermatologist said I am lucky they caught it early, as melanoma can spread very fast. Even if I had waited a couple month to have it looked at, it could’ve meant removal of lymph nodes, chemotherapy and worse.
Yeah, it’s early stage which is good, but I’m still depressed about it. Thats why I put it in the Pit. Cancer. ~sigh~
Anyone ever have malignant skin cells before or know of anyone who went through something like this? Maybe hearing stories will make me feel better…or worse.