In 2009, a mole high on my left shoulder blade looked suspicious. The biopsy showed it was positive for melanoma. I was given a wide excision to remove the mole and surrounding tissue as well as further lymph node biopsies which proved negative for melanoma.
At the time, even though there was no evidence of further spread, I was offered an Interferon trial in Kelowna and a trial for a new drug in Edmonton. I declined both trials for a variety of reasons, not the least of which was I was clear of disease.