A blog about us…and journey with Melanoma

And we wait for melanoma some more…

We are STILL waiting to hear from UCSF on a second opinion of Mike’s lymph node biopsy.  It has taken over a month.  The typical biopsy takes a week.  We arent really sure why it is taking so long – but we know that the pathologists are having a hard time concluding whether or not the cells found in his one lymph node are cancer.  This week UCSF ordered the path slides from the original mole biopsy that was done in the dermatologists office – this is after they ordered the lymph nodes (stored in wax) from the seninel node biopsy.  They said the final report will be ready end of next week.    

My New Zealand friend Vanessa sent me this link to a public service campaign in Australia.  They are showing the footage of a wide excision (the surgery Mike had in August) to scare the hell out of people….great concept.  http://www.skincancer.gov.au/

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