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WLE

Teetee
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Hi again.

I had my WLE and groin SLNB on Thursday. I now have a bandage from my thigh to my toes on my right leg. Do you know how long it takes for the skin to start to heal please?

Thank you.

Teetee xx
Gail-Macmillan
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Hi Teetee,

I’m glad to hear you’ve had your surgery and hope you’re keeping well. I see you’ve been chatting with others on our Melanoma group which can be a good source of support.

It’s difficult to say how long it takes to heal as everyone is different. It will depend on the type of surgery you had and if you had a skin graft. This information leaflet might be good to read.

Usually, at your first follow appointment up with your doctor or nurse will assess your wounds and give you a better idea on the healing process.

Our information about Follow up care after mole removal may also be helpful. If you have any other questions please don’t hesitate to contact our Support Line too.

Take care and best wishes

Gail-Macmillan (Cancer Information Nurse Specialist)
Teetee
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Thank you very much for your advice and information, that is really helpful. 

Teetee xx