I went to the dr with mom today, it was her orthopedist to get her knee injection. She told him I had cancer, which started a conversation about melanoma. He asked me what kind of therapy I was doing, chemo, radiation, etc? I said no, I was just doing observation. I told mom later I felt guilty saying that, like I was just sitting back and waiting to see what would happen.
An hour later we had an appt with my regular doctor. He asked how my melanoma started and I was showing him the scar on my chest where the initial mole was. He said "Well you have a pretty good chance of melanoma reoccurring at the initial site but if you go two years with no return, it probably won't ever come back".
I was only diagnosed with melanoma in March of this year, and already I know more about it than most doctors out there.