Skin cancer

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Hi,

I was diagnosed with malignant melanoma this March. It was cut out after initial biopsy and I was given all clear.

Now, another simular looking mole, about 50 mm from the original, has appeared very quickly.

Is this normal, I am going back next Friday to dermatology clinic.

Feeling anxious as this feels scary.

Mike.

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    Ok. Yes, this is scary. But, what you need to remember is that you already have an appointment next Friday so will definitely be seen by a doctor within days. Secondly, if they successfully treated the melanoma before they can do it again. Whether it's normal or not to get a second suspect mole after treatment I don't know, but what I do know is that you have a lot going for you. So don't start panicking yet, this will be dealt with and you will be fine. Good luck.

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      Hi Joy,

      Thank you, the last malignant melanoma was an old mole that suddenly turned, this one has appeared within a few weeks and is already the same size and irregularity.

      It's not the cutting out I mind, that's no problem, it's getting one so close, a long 7 days before me.

      Mike.

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      I think you might find that if you phone the clinic and explain they will see you sooner. I had Lymphoma and have 4 monthly check ups but if I have a problem I ring and they see me sooner. And don't forget, melanoma is one of the most curable cancers. Let me know how you get on.

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      Hi Maggie. I had Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphoma, 14 months since end of my treatment and so far so good. Except that during a routine scan they found a small Meningioma (brain tumour). But doesn't look like it's malignant from MRI so going to decide in May a place of action. Please don't worry about your treatment, I'm sure you will be well looked after, modern medicine is wonderful. Let me know how you get on.

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      Glad to hear that Joy! Unfortunately, I have a rare variant of Mycosis Fungoides which is a subtype of CTCL. My dermatologist told me, there is no cure of what I have but we can manage it. He said not to worry about it because it's an indolent kind. I went to see an Oncologist, and he ordered a blood work to look for cancer in the blood and CT scan to rule out Lymphoma. Thank God my blood work came back normal but they found a nodule on my lungs which is 3mm. He's not worried about it because it's so tiny and I'm low risk (never smoked). I made an appointment with a Pulmonologist just to make sure. I do see my dermatologist every 3 months and every 6 months with the Oncologist. Currently given a cream (immune modulator) for the spots.

      Good luck with your appointment in May and I wish you a complete healing.

      Thank you for the encouraging words.

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