simpss1275's Journey with Skin Cancer - Melanoma

Survivor: Skin Cancer - Melanoma

Patient Info: Finished active treatment more than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: about 40 years ago, Male, Age: 69

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    • simpss1275
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    almost 10 years ago
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    Procedure or Surgery

    A biopsy of a mole at the base of my left ear showed that it was malignant melanoma. The surgeon performed a radical nodectomy, removing the lymph noses, some muscle and nerves on the left side of my neck. Subsequent followup exams, chest X-rays, etc. have shown no further problems and no recurrence of the melanoma. Based of ongoing minor skin cancer issues (basal and squamous), I see my dermatologist several times a year for full body scans, biopsies, etc. and have gotten annual chest X-rays.

    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree