When I heard the words ‘The consultant will see you shortly’, I knew it was not good news. I was diagnosed in May 2018 with a malignant melanoma grade 1b. The criteria for grade b had changed that year otherwise I would have been 1a. I had a wider excision with no spread evident and asked to do regular checks for any reoccurrence and to come back every 3 months for a few years.
‘A cancer diagnosis is not a death sentence and with the right treatment it can be managed.’