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I need help

Postby iuliana » Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:11 am

Hello. I am a 41-year-old woman from Romania and I apologize if I do not express myself correctly. In December 2017 we got the diagnosis of melanoma in situ completely excised with clean edges. For my silence I asked for the second opinion and the result came in three months (March 2018) totally different - Spitzoid type extensive melanoma in the surface Breslow 1.3mm Clark 3. The anatomopathologist who worked the first time does not explain why she the result came so that all the damage in depth was under 1 mm (she had seen 0.6 radial growth in the epidermis) and sent the lasers to 3 of the opinion that came with malignant melanoma Breslow 0.7 and Clark 3. I'm totally debuslated. I have 3 totally different results, if I analyze the results nothing coincides. neither the depth nor the mitosis or the rest of the details in the description. What do you advise me to do? Spitzoid melanoma how does it look? my lesion had an atypical appearance with irregular edges. I did CT with a contrast substance on 4 segments (head, thorax, abdomen and pelvis) and went out well, my lungs said I had two 0.5 mm nodules but were calcified and unrelated to melanoma and the echo soft parts in the inguinal region came out ok with ganglia in normal limits. I am scared, I do not know what to do, but I can help with advice. I'm thinking of sending biopsies to another country but I do not know where.
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Re: I need help

Postby Catherine Poole » Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:19 am

Your English is perfect, no worry. I do know of an excellent dermatologist in Romania and I will get her contact info for you. It sounds like a very low risk lesion and I would not put yourself through any more scans. You could send your slides to UCLA for another opinion. They have excellent dermatopathologists there. I will get back to you about the doctor in Romania..Take good care.
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Re: I need help

Postby Catherine Poole » Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:24 am

Juliana, here is the contact for the specialist in Romania: http://www.odermatol.com/editorial-boar ... draganita/

I would get in touch with her. She is quite kind and excellent doctor.
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