Hi everyone. I wanted to share my story and hear from some of you who have gone through similar experiences or currently going through some type of treatment. I have always had atypical moles and have been followed by a dermatologist every 6 months for as long as I can remember. I unfortunately used tanning beds in college but have not set foot in tanning beds for 8+ years. On sept 1, 2017 I had my first baby. I went to the dermatologist when I was 14 weeks pregnant, 2 months after the baby was born and then 6 months after that. In April 2018 the derm biopsied a mole that ended up being melanoma. I switched to a melanoma specialist who informed me that she thought my pregnancy played a large role in this mole turning to melanoma. The depth of the mole was .6 so while they didn’t totally recommend a SNB I opted for it being that I have a baby and am only 30. Two weeks later, myself and the doctors were shocked to find that it spread to one lymph node. They said my chances of it spreading to the lymph nodes were 5% and I unfortunately was in the 5%. Last week I had the complete lymph node dissection and am waiting for those results. I have an appointment with a medical oncologist next week. I’m wondering what treatment others have done who have had similar situations to mine. I can’t help but feel so nervous for what is to come , but have a really great support system. I’m also wondering if anyone who has had it Spread to the lymph node went on to have a/another baby. My husband and I are pretty confident that we sadly will not have another child. Thank you for reading my story and hope to hear from some of you!
Newly diagnosed after pregnancy - Young Adults with...
Young Adults with Melanoma
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