First, I have to note, this site and your community is truly amazing - made kind of great impression on me.
About myself - male, 49 years old, no history of previous health conditions/issues of any kind.
9 month ago I was diagnosed with Melanoma (1.2 mm / stage 1B). Surgically removed (wide excision performed) about a month after diagnosis, 2 lymph nodes taken out for biopsy. Lymph nodes test came out negative, excision margins were clean and results confirmed there was no residual melanoma in excision. I was not sent for a PET scan, my doctor did not recommend it at this stage. Was told, prognosis is excellent.
Last 5-6 month I am experiencing annoying pain (come and go) in right flank, not far away from the place where the melanoma was removed. Ultrasound and CT scan did not show anything.
Seeking for any advice or if anyone had similar experience. Also, seeking for general advice on preventive/protective measures I should take to ensure risk of return melanoma is minimal.
Thanks in advance
Seeking for any advice (newbe)