Although I've been diagnosed with T1A, I seem to come up with questions prior to each of my three month checkups. Hoping for some advice from the group.
My initial pathology report did not identify any vascular or neural invasion or satellitosis. My Breslow depth 0.6, mitosis=1, Clark IV, vertical growth phase. partial regression, no ulceration, TIL brisk.
Is it bad that the pathology report following the WLE didn't include vascular, neural or satellitosis ?
I've read good and bad regarding regression. Any thoughts on this?
I know that I should be focusing on the positive, but recently looked at a Mass General Hospital malignant melanoma worksheet, where the bottom portion said "complete if VGP is present". Questions listed about mitosis, TIL, neural invasion, vascular invasion, regression and microsatellities. Am I missing something by not knowing about neuro/vascular invasion and microsatellites?