I've been diagnosed with Stage II Melanoma. My doctor said that I may need to have some lymph nodes removed during surgery. Is there a minimum number of lymph nodes that are usually removed in Stage II melanoma? What kind of recovery will this require?
Hi, we cannot stage your melanoma until the lymph nodes are tested. Therefore the assigned stage is a clinical stage and not complete until lymph nodes, usually (1-3) are removed and examined by pathology. The recovery depends on location of the nodes, what area of the body. In the neck region the recovery is very quick, in the underarm or groin area the recovery is usually 1-2 weeks.
Hi, I have been diagnosed with Stage 11 Melanoma (1.59mm). I went for surgery to removed the Melanoma and 3 lymph nodes. Pathology came out said negative. So my doctor told me that I have T2AON or T2ANO. Is that low risk?? I know I have to check up every six months from now. Am I going to be okay??
HI, I have the same what you have. I just recovery from surgery and lymph nodes. Pathology said it is negative. Which it is a good news. But my doctor warn me I have to check up every six months for the next five years. Do you have the same thing I have to go though?? Thank you for your sharing with me.
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