Hello, I wAs diagnosed last week my path is as follows
Clarks level iv
Mitosis between 2-3
This is on my left abdomen. I saws surgeon today and he says a slnb is not indicated? I’m concerned because if the location, Clarks lev and mitosis rate. I have wide exision schedule next tues. What do you all think? I meet with and oncologist thus thurs and will ask about. I had a really bad feeling about this small freckle my int was right. Ithinm I should have lymphs biopsoed. Should I insist? Please any help would be so appreciated! Bless all of you
My advice is to to insist on it if you feel you should. I had my procedure about a year a half ago and did not have a slnb done but my mel was .52 and on my leg, less then 1 mitotic rate. I decided against the slnb because of the side effects and the risk associated. To this day, if I really dwell on it, I wish I had the procedure done so I would know if it had spread. Go with your gut.