I was diagnosed with Melanoma earlier after having a shave biopsy done last Monday.
I had this mole looked at by my primary around March or so when it had turned red suddenly. At the time i couldn't even recall if this was a mole that had always been there or not. My primary said that it just looked like it had been irritated and didn't need to come off, though she said she would remove it if I wanted her to.
I said no because she didn't act like I needed to.
Fast foward to the other week and I hadn't been thinking about it much, but I noticed that the mole had turned to more of a brown color again, but had redness around it.
I went to a dermatologist and they shaved it. I get the call today that I have Melanoma and it is invasive.
I have to do a surgery now, which they are trying to schedule within the next two weeks and I am just very scared and feel like I am going to die.
I do not know all the details of my pathology report, but they did say that based on what they sampled, it is showing that it is thin with no ulceration.
I had a full body check today after I was diagnosed and she removed another mole which was much smaller, but she said it had some slight color variation, so I have to be anxious about that.
Based on what I have said, am I pretty much doomed? I'm so upset that I can't think straight. I keep thinking about all of the things that I had planned, like marrying my girlfriend of four years, having kids, etc.
I am 35 year old male btw.