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Mom has melanoma
An_249694 posted:
My mom (who is 73 years old) was recently diagnosed with melanoma on her calf. She had surgery about 2 weeks ago to remove the tumor and two lymph nodes in her groin were also tested. She found out today that the lymph nodes were both clear (yes!!) but the surgeon is still referring her to an oncologist because her tumor was "thick". My mom described it as "level 4" but she gets very confused about all the terminology so I'm not sure what this means exactly. She did not recognize the terms Clark or Braslow when I asked about those. I have not seen her pathology report myself yet but she is going to send me a copy. My question is: If the groin lymph nodes were clear is there still a chance the cancer could have spread to other places?

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