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Hi all. 

I've just been told I have Stage 3 Melanoma. I had a nasty looking lump removed from my head about 3 weeks ago and I had CT yesterday. Plan is to have the margin made bigger and a skin graft from my thigh to be done on the 26th of this month. After this has happened I will then be given Immunotherapy Treatment. Thankfully its not spread to my lymph nodes but it's still scary as anything. 

  • Hi  and a very warm welcome to the Community but sorry to hear about your diagnoses.

    Navigating the cancer journey can be such a stressful and challenging time but getting support from people who have walked the ‘exact same' cancer journey can help a lot. (I have a completely different cancer).

    This New to Community area is like our reception desk where we look to try and direct you to the best part of the Community for you to get support. The Community is actually divided into dedicated Support Groups (Discussion Rooms) so can I recommend you join and post in our dedicated Melanoma support group. This will be a safe place to talk to others with a similar diagnosis, treatment experience, to ask questions and get support.

    To connect in with the group please click on the link below…….


    …… then once the group page opens click in the [Black - Click to Join - Banner] that appears at the bottom of the page and this will then confirm that you have joined the group.

    When you are ready……. you can introduce yourself by putting up your very own post by clicking [+ Create new post] or [ + ] in the top right of the group page.

    You can copy and paste the text from this post into your new post.

    You may find it helpful to call the Macmillan Support Line open 8am-8pm (timings may differ across services) 7 days a week on 0808 808 00 00. This service provides cancer information, practical information, emotional support, benefits/financial guidance or just a listening ear.

    We also have our Ask an Expert section but do allow 3 working days for a reply.

    Talking to people face to face can be very helpful so do check to see if you have any Local Macmillan Support in your area, do also check for a local Maggie's Centre as these folks are amazing and give support to all the family.

    Do get back to me if you need further help navigating the community.

    Mike (Thehighlander)

    It always seems impossible until its done - Nelson Mandela

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  • Oh no, I'm so sorry to hear about the diagnosis. That must be really tough to process. But it's good that they're taking action quickly and that it hasn't spread to your lymph nodes. The surgery and immunotherapy treatment sound like a big deal, but it's a step towards getting better. You must be feeling overwhelmed, but try to focus on one thing at a time. You'll get through this, and it's great that you're already taking proactive steps. Sending you lots of positive thoughts and a big virtual hug