donewmel's Journey with Skin Cancer - Melanoma

Survivor: Skin Cancer - Melanoma

Patient Info: Finished active treatment more than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: almost 17 years ago, Female, Age: 47, Stage IV, BRAF mutation positive: Don't Know, c-kit positive: Don't Know

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    • donewmel
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    over 4 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    My Mom kept warning me to have my mole checked. I was too interested in my 3y/o - and my Mom kept growing concerned about the mole. My second child came along and decided to have it checked. Mole was removed - but if I would have had the mole looked at sooner he would not have had to do a skin graph. Part of my eyebrow had to be removed. Many people do not even notice the scare. For me....the look is different. Even my recent dermatologist and oncologist didn't notice the scar. I feel it has changed my appearance....but I am married - so it shouldn't matter??? I don't know....sometimes upset with myself for taking too long to have the mole checked and other times I don't worry about it.

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    • donewmel
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    over 4 years ago
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    Procedure or Surgery

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    • donewmel
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    over 4 years ago
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    Oh No

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    • donewmel
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    over 4 years ago
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    Other Care

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