• Kel
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    over 7 years ago
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    Wide excision surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    The hole in my leg is ugly, and took a LONG time to heal.

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    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • royalred
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    over 7 years ago
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    Wide excision surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    i should have had reconstructive surgery but insurance would not cover it. i still have a dent in my arm where muscle and fat shoul...

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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  1. over 7 years ago
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    Wide excision surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    I did not realize that removing such a tiny looking freckle would result in a quarter-size, deep hole in my leg. It was hard to get...

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    Went as Expected: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • jmack
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    over 7 years ago
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    Wide excision surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    The WES went well, doctor did a great job of blending in the incision with my facial (laugh) lines. The SNB did not go as well, much...

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • dnovak
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    almost 8 years ago
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    Wide excision surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Wide area excision on October 28th along with removal of 8 lymph nodes. Surgery was not too bad but the fact that they did not clos...

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • kage
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    about 8 years ago
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    Wide excision surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    I still have pain from where my lymph nodes were removed under my arm.

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • terry32321
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    about 8 years ago
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    Wide excision surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    my cancer came back over my scars from my 2 surgeries

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
    0 Comments
    • Jstpchy00
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    over 8 years ago
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    Wide excision surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Incision split open right after stitches came out followed by infection

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    Went as Expected: Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • gma@lake
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    over 8 years ago
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    Wide excision surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    The second wide excision surgery went extremely easier than the one a year ago which got infected.

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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  2. almost 9 years ago
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    Wide excision surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Done at Evanston Hospital now Northshore Medical Ctr in Evanston, IL.

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
    0 Comments
    • mac24601
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    almost 9 years ago
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    Wide excision surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    When I had my surgery, I was breastfeeding a 3 month old baby. Talk about a difficult period of time. The wide excision was done o...

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    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • patkusps
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    almost 9 years ago
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    Wide excision surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    My Doctor gave me a referrel to a surgeon. I called to make an appointment and was told the surgeon could not see me for three week...

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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