Martinsonja's Journey with Skin Cancer - Melanoma

Patient: Skin Cancer - Melanoma

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: almost 9 years ago, Male, Age: 59, Stage IIIC, BRAF mutation positive: Don't Know, c-kit positive: Don't Know

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    about 4 years ago
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    Oh No

    I discovered a lump at my right axillary (armpit). A surgeon who had removed a fatty cyst saw it and told me he would examine it at a later date. Since he didn't seem serious about the lump, neither was I. I thought it was another fatty cyst. I did nothing for 11 months. Then the area started to ache. An ultra sound revealed something suspicious. I then had a fine needle biopsy which was positive for melanoma.