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I was diagnosed with malignant melanoma last February. I had surgery and was given the clear later in the year. It didn't spread to my lymph nodes.
The last two weeks (at least) I had been itching an area on my hip, assuming it was a bite becasue thats the kind of itchiness it felt like. I never looked at it as it was always under my trousers so I just itched and ignored it. Tonight it itched while I was in the shower, and unfortunately I realised that it is a small dark mole. It has a very light pink ring around it, so I am pretty certain it is cancer again. I am still under the care of my skin cancer nurse, dermatologist, etc, so I am hoping for a quick process with the biopsy and etc.
I'd like to know if anybody else has had melanoma multiple times? I'm terrified it will be more advanced this time. I'm only 24 and I have two young children. I'm trying to keep it together but I am absolutely gutted, and can't help but fear the worst and feel as though I won't live to see them grow up.
Despite my diagnosis last year, I thought I'd be able to live a full life... was I wrong? Will melanoma keep on coming back? Will it eventually kill me?
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