Good morning, all
My son was diagnosed with stage 3b melanoma when he was 3 years old. At the time, I thought melanoma was strictly an old person's disease. Or a disease that people got from tanning too much. I had no clue that genetics played such a huge role. His melanoma started as a tiny spot on his face. As it turns out, that tiny spot actually went from his eye socket to his jaw bone under the skin. After two surgeries (one to remove all of the tumor and the closest lymph node and another to remove the remaining lymph nodes), a year of interferon, and countless scans and blood tests - happy to say he is NED! He's now a 7 year old rock star who loves baseball and plans to be a doctor one day (he says he wants to go into gastro because... well... butts 'n guts).
Please feel free to reach out anytime!