I am a 39 year old female in the east coast of Canada. I have the CDKN2A mutation and have had melanoma at least a dozen times. Luckily I have always caught them early and haven’t required treatments(other than excisions). My sister passed away from Melanoma 6 years ago and they never found her primary spot. I worry it is only a matter of time until I miss one. I am seen every 3 months by a dermatologist for her to examine my moles but am wondering if there is any other way to scan for melanoma besides biopsies. I have had a minimum of 30 excisions and it is really impacting my mental health and my children have been frightened by some of my incisions.
Thanks in advance
So sorry to hear about your situation and your sister(condolences)
Thank you for posting and sharing. I am new to melanoma and I too wonder if there’s an easier scan. I haven’t had my first follow up and I’m really nervous. It will be just a skin check. I’m stage 2a myxiod melanoma nodular in form.
I hope they can find a better way to scan you. Keep healthy.