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Melanoma Reoccurence in Primary Scar
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ArmFreckles posted:
I had a radical wide excision on my right forearm 5 months ago. Two other incisions were made for lymph node testing. I was classified as Stage 2a. Just in the last 2 days, 2 freckle looking dark spots have appeared on the primary scar. I was at the dermotologist just last month for a skin check.

What happens when there's a reoccurence on the scar? Does this change treatment? Do the new spots have to be cancer? I'm pretty frightened because of the risk of it showing up in other places.

Any guidence would be appreciated - thanks!
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Elizabeth_WebMD_Staff responded:
Hello and Welcome Armfreckles -

I am sorry to hear this has you concerned. Hopefully you can get in to see your dermatologist and have this evaluated.

These resources discuss reoccurrence and may be helpful -

Melanoma Skin Cancer Strikes Again
Skin Cancer Treatment

Be sure to check back in to let us know what you find out. Sharing your experience will really help others in this community.

Hoping just freckles,
Elizabeth


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