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Feb 15, 2020 04:26AM
Feb 15, 2020 10:52AM
DodgersGirl: so glad you're out of the hospital. Hope you're getting a good nights sleep.
I'm not sleepy, so I edited my first post and read more of this thread. I learned we also have recurring skin cancer in common.
I'd had many basal and squamous cell carcinoma growths removed through the years, but just before Christmas it was Melanoma. WoW — things moved lightening fast. When my dermatologist called on Friday with the Dx, she’d already made for me a 7 am Monday appointment with the Skin Cancer Surgeon. Not what I thought I'd be doing on December 23.
Clean margins — the surgeon took no chances. The freckle was smaller than a pencil eraser. The incision was 6" x 2" ... 23 stitches. Thankful it was Stage I.
The Melanoma growth did not appear on the PET scan I'd had two weeks earlier. It met the size parameters. Made me wonder — what else is there that didn't show?
moth: I'm sad you also have a metastasis Dx. Be kind to yourself as you absorb the enormity of this new development.
11/18/2016, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (IHC)
1/29/2017 Lumpectomy: Right
11/17/2019 External: Bone
11/18/2019, IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (FISH)
3/13/2020, IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to bone
3/17/2020 External: Bone
5/6/2020 Herceptin (trastuzumab)
5/18/2020 Taxol (paclitaxel)