Not really a word you want to hear come from your Dr's mouth, but I heard it yesterday.
I really don't know much. I had some moles she biopsied and one came back positive for melanoma. The good news was it was "mild". The bad news is there were bad cells from edge to edge and the total depth of the sample, so the doc took a bigger chunk yesterday and they are going to biopsy that. If it is in that sample from edge to edge then I'll have to have surgery and they'll have to check my lymph nodes. If the edges come back clear, then we're done with that area. Of course, the doc going to go over me with a fine tooth comb. I've decided I'm just going to have her remove everything that isn't flat, I'm not going to take any chances.
So I didn't write this to get a bunch of "oh creek..." replies. This is my own fault, I've been a sun worshiper for years, now I'm paying the price. I just need to buck-up.
And I know the gloomy prognosis for melanoma - it ain't pretty. But I was just wondering if any of you know anyone who has had it and if they did okay when caught early.