Followup from my earlier blog about Malignant Melanoma 5 years in duration. Lucky for this patient his was a superficial spreading kind and has not grown deep enough to spread beyond the local skin. A 1 cm margin of safety excision will be done in accordance to NIH guidelines. Cure rate is in the high 90 % mark. Patient will need followup with Dermatology and now living in FL will need a whole new look at sunscreen and sun clothing such as those from coolibar, etc.
When in doubt biopsy it out, it can save a life.
Another leg and life saved at the Family Foot & Leg Center, PA.