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RJD1947 posted:
Had a melanoma removed . Was between a 0-1 stage when diagnosed . They are going to do expanded removal of tissue of original mole area . My question is should I still see a oncologist and worry about a spread into my lymph nodes ? I'm being told that this level of stage 0-1 thickness & depth can usually be treated with success with the second area removable of tissue . And a six month check up will be needed . Skin cancer has not been a factor in my family history , They say a more aggressive option concerning the lymph nodes is a option that I can address .
Chris_WebMD_Staff responded:

Did the doctor recommend that you see an oncologist?
If you are doubting your doc or the results, then perhaps you should see another doctor, but if he didn't recommend it, and he/she doesn't feel you are at risk then I don't think there is a need, but ask your doctor to be sure.
But if it would make you feel better, then yes, follow up with the oncologist.
RJD1947 replied to Chris_WebMD_Staff's response:
My doctor said that with the thickness of the melanoma that it was caught early enough that the additional outer edge tissue removal with a check up every six months would be sufficient . Some in my family have suggested I see a oncologest to be sure . I guess they have made me worry more about it . I will talk more with my doctor when they do the additional tissue removel ,about my concerns .

Thank You

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