May 20, 2011 - One report is in
Posted May 21, 2011 1:21am
We got the final report from one of the pathologists today. It isn't good. "The overall findings support a diagnosis of metastatic melanoma." It is not 100% accurate, but it is 99.9% accurate. The stains show that the large and quickly reproducing cells are from melanocytes (cells in the skin and eyes that produce and contain the pigment called melanin). It seems that melanocytes are where melanoma cells originate.
Needless to say, we are quite disappointed with the news. Of course, it was fairly expected since people don't normally have big things growing out of their eyes and eyelids. On the bright side, having this information is better than just having the disease without knowing about it (I think).
I will have an MRI this Tuesday to see if there are any other growths that we haven't removed. Hopefully that will be all clear. I have an appointment with the cancer doctors on the 31st. Currently I have no idea what the next step will be.