I was diagnosed with stage 1a melanoma (superficial spreading) in July of 2012. Just curious as to see how many have had a recurrence after being diagnosed. Also, there is a strong family history of melanoma on my Mom’s side. I was referred to genetic counseling and genetic testing was suggested, but my insurance denied the request, so no testing has been done. I have been very vigilant about taking care of my skin, but still fear a recurrence.