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Newly diagnosed melanoma

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Old 01-15-2013, 03:06 AM   #1
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Newly diagnosed melanoma

Newly diagnosed melanoma
I was diagnosed with melanoma yesterday. It has penetrated 0.9mm and has not spread to lymph nodes etc, but I do need an wide excision to make sure it has all been removed. Apparently one of the borders of the melanoma was 1mm from the removed borders, the other border was 5 mm. They like it to be 1 cm of healthy tissue as a border. My problem is I have to wait 2 weeks for the excision as I live rural. I am panicking that 2 weeks is too long to wait. I have been trying to get hold of my dermatologist all day to check but she is not contactable for 5 days as she is travelling. What should I do?

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