January of 2020, I was diagnosed with my first melanoma, Stage IIa. I was referred to a melanoma specialist. A WLE and SNLB were recommended. Surgery showed clear margins and nodes. Five months later, two more new melanoma were found, both in situ. WLEs were scheduled. I am now 3 years NED, and still have 3-month skin checks because I am at a higher risk for developing more melanoma. The journey is both mentally and physically taxing, but I am lucky.
Stage II Melanoma Survivor
Cumberland, Rhode Island