For me, almost a month passed between first spotting something on an x-ray and having results from a lung needle biopsy. It wasn't until the oncologist I was seeing told me it was melanoma and that I should get to see a melanoma specialist ASAP that I started to hit Google hard.
I found two internet sites dealing with melanoma that I found especially helpful. While there are others, these were and are my "go to" locations. Both have very active forums and in the case of the Melanoma International Foundation, several very useful webinars. Specific links follow: