Any stage 2 survivors here? Love to hear your story
I'm not a stage 2 survivor (I'm stage 4). I hope you get some responses here because there are MANY stage 2 survivors. However, you might not get a whole lot of responses here as Stage 2 melanoma peeps don't tend to hang out on this board. They come, get support or questions answered, deal with the awfulness of a melanoma diagnosis, and then the further away they get from their diagnosis and treatment the less of a need they have for this board. They're outliving their life! And this is a good thing.
If you have questions or just want to vent or hang out here-- Welcome. Post away! If you do, I suggest you create a user name and profile. It can be anything. Using a user name helps us keep your story in mind. It's hard to track which anon we're talking to.
Stage 3c (TXN2cM0)-- 2008 WLE, SNB, LND, HD-INF, GM-CSF, SubqQ2013 IPI, SubQ 2014 PEMBRO, SubQ 2017 resected; Feb 2019 SubQ T-VEC
Stage 3a 2017 NSC VATs; Carboplatin & Pemextred; radiation
It's probably too soon for me to say this but I was diagnosed as Stage 2B and I'm currently NED after a successful surgery, but fully prepared for distant metastasis.
Mine was on the neck little over 4. Removed in 2018 as well. I was prepared for metastasis as well but our chances are now much better after 2 years being NED. So I been told and from what I've been reading. Just hoping this thinking is correct. This is why I'm reaching out here with similar stories.
Nice. Yeah I was only diagnosed this year but I'll let you know how it goes
Stage 2b (2c?), July 2016. T3b grade and a very bad amenalotic ulcerated nodular tumour under right foot wherebthevsun never shines ...Originally told Satge 3b because of “rare isolated cells in one lymph node. Upon three reanalyses in UK, Amsterdam and one more in Montreal (tis where I live), it turned out as no clear clear evidence of lymph node contamination therefore stage 2b.
Still alive and living 3.5 years later. Planning on crossing 5 year mark in July 2021 with a 3 week trip to Italy with new partner. Fear of recurrence does indeed get better with time but it was hell for me getting where I am today.
Hope you have a shallower tumour. Live cause it’s... now!
I am a 9 year survivor of Stage 2A malignant melanoma. Mine was called Acral Lentiginous, and appeared on the heel of my foot. My lesion was 3.8 mm deep, but fortunately had no ulceration. The biopsy also indicated no sign of lymph or vascular involvement. However, due to the depth, I had to have a Wide Local Excision (WLE), with 2 cm margin and a Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy...which came back negative. Given the large WLE, I needed to have my heel reconstructed with a vascularized skin graft from my thigh, which required a couple of surgeries to complete.
Best of luck for a long NED life!
Thanx everyone for the replies. Hope all the best for everyone.
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