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Subject:Melanoma patient with symptom questions

I was diagnosed at Stage 1b 10 months ago.For the past few weeks I have been experiencing this weird kind of numbness and tingly feeling in my face and this sort of pressure on top of my head. It is hard to describe but sort of feels like brain freeze without the ice cream. I had written it off to sinuses and allergies originally but it hasn't gone away. It comes and it goes several times a day. I was so proud that I didn't even consider melanoma at first but now my husband is worrying and that's making me start too. I know it's very unlikely that it's related to the mm but I've run out of other ideas of what it might be. I know I need to call the doctor but would you call your regular one or the oncologist? Thanks

Posted: 14 Jun 2005 10:26 AM
Originally Posted: 13 Jun 2005 10:19 PM
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Subject:Melanoma patient with symptom questions

Stage 1B melanoma is associated with a very high (90%) 5-year survival rate. So unlikely this is melanoma related. Still, I recommend you talk to your primary physician for work-up of this problem, perhaps it's related to sinuses. Sinus work-up may include a head CT. Kevin Kim. M.D.

Posted: 22 Jun 2005 04:32 PM
Originally Posted: 16 Jun 2005 03:28 PM
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