Oncology Questions? Ask an Oncologist for Answers ASAP
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did you have surgery to have this melanoma removed?
do you have the pathology report?
polypoid is a description of the shape of the melanoma. that it looked like a polyp
nodule melanoma is a cell description of what the melanoma looked under the microscope
I hope the margins were negative
who did your surgery? a general surgeon
some surgeons will also perform a sentinel lymph node dissection with the wide local excision
which is a good idea to do at the time of the surgery
you should see a medical oncologist after your surgery
you may benefit from a whole body PET/CT scan to see if there is any spread of melanoma in the rest of your body
that is good the margins were negative
you will be fine
get the sentinel lymph node dissection
and make sure you see a medical oncologist afterwards
they will want to do a pet/CT scan
I'm glad you had your melanoma cancer removed.