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Mack_21
10-14-2006, 04:50 PM
I'm pretty sure I have nodal melanoma and I was wondering if anyone on this board that has been diagnosed with it could help me out. When did you first notice it? What did it look like when you got it checked and what stage were you diagnosed with? thanks!

westllen
10-14-2006, 06:23 PM
Did you have a sentinel node biopsy done yet?

Mack_21
10-14-2006, 06:57 PM
No, not yet. I'm trying to get in to see a derm. as soon as I can. After seeing pictures and looking at my mole I'm like 100% sure that it is nodal though. It turned black I think roughly a few months to a year ago and it seems like it is slighly raised.

westllen
10-15-2006, 06:48 AM
Then get into your Derm asap. Once a biopsy is done, depending on your Clarks & Breslow levels will determine the next course.

Like I said, mine had been on my ear a couple of yrs, Dr couldn't give me a specific time frame on when it turned.

Make sure you make regular follow up checkups too.

Keep me posted on how you make out.