Hi there - I posted a few days ago about having been diagnosed with melanoma on the scalp recently. Here's what my path report says:
"Outside pathology report from 11/01/2020 was reviewed showing right vertex scalp shave biopsy malignant melanoma, at least 0.9 mm to the base of the specimen, no ulceration. Peripheral margin is involved by invasive melanoma and melanoma in situ. Deep margin is involved by invasive melanoma and melanoma in situ. No lymphovascular or perineural invasion. Tumor regression present."
Now, I have already gone to a consultation with a surgeon at Wash U/Siteman in St. Louis and was all set up for a surgery on 11/17 however yesterday they called me to tell me my surgery was on hold because as part of their process, the received the slides from my dermatologist's path lab and are now examining them at their own and their pathologies are not convinced that what I have is melanoma.... Whaaaaat?
So, the surgery is on hold but I am waiting to hear back on results.. they're doing some additional tests and stains is what the nurse told me. Has anyone heard of this happening?