Discuss Home › Forums › Newly Diagnosed Stage III/IV › Discuss This topic has 2 replies, 2 voices, and was last updated 1 year, 1 month ago by Catherine Poole. Viewing 3 posts - 1 through 3 (of 3 total) Author Posts October 2, 2019 at 9:19 pm #23539 MaxP00Participant Hi! My stage IV started with a lymph node in my right armpit that grew to the size of a chicken egg. I have yet to start any treatment but it has gotten smaller. Has anyone had a lymph node that shrunk without any treatment? Do they rupture perhaps? Thanks. October 3, 2019 at 11:35 am #71022 Catherine PooleKeymaster Hello, Please get this checked out asap. Removal or testing of the node needs to happen. Please seek medical attention soon. January 24, 2020 at 3:16 pm #71024 Catherine PooleKeymaster Melanoma doesn’t spread like a virus, but like cancer, seeding cells. There would not be anyway to know until a tumor is formed. Author Posts Viewing 3 posts - 1 through 3 (of 3 total) The forum ‘Newly Diagnosed Stage III/IV’ is closed to new topics and replies.