2/25/19 I had a biopsy of a fast growing tumor (within 6 weeks it went from feeling something uncomfortable to just shy of the size of a baseball. Only a wedge was able to be removed due to where it was located under my right armpit.
Prior to the tumor being discovered I had a freckle removed that needed additional attention after the original mohs surgery.
The biopsy has been sent to a few different labs and poorly differentiaited neoplasm is the result that keeps coming back. Most recently it was sent to a lab and the markers came back as possibly melanoma or sarcoma. The doctor stated that the markers often overlap,
I have been waiting for the results and they are being sent out again. Currently I am being treated for Stage 4 melanomia due to the orignal markers/stains. Ipilimumab/Nivolumab based upon doctors best educated guess. He feels that the melanoma got into the bloodstream and found a spot to reside in the soft tissue.
The doctor stated that sarcoma can be treated with the same treatment plan, but there is not enough research and that chemo is added. Waiting for next lab result in about three weeks.
Has anyone expereinced the time lapse in what exact beast I am fighting?
Has anyone had the markers come back with not knowing which one it is?
Thoughts, recommendations and prayers welcome!