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I switched dermatologists because my first dermatologist did a poor job with my biopsy, resulting in an inability to obtain a full report on the details of my lesion. Accordingly, the depth of my melanoma read “at least 0.4mm” but the exact depth is unknown because the sample contained crush artifact. Accordingly, I don’t know if “at least 0.4mm” means the true depth was 0.42 or 1.2. Accordingly, I’m vigilant about staying on top of this. Additionally, when there is uncertainty regarding true depth my oncologist suggested the PET/CT to establish a base line of whether the melanoma had metastasized since the true depth of the lesion is unknown.

Webbie, I appreciate you taking time to respond but merely suggesting I merely “relax” is, respectfully, of no value.