Stage 1a Melanoma
I have recently been diagnosed with stage 1a melanoma on the inside of my left leg above the ankle region. It was 7mm and non-ulcerated. I just had an excision done with 1cm margins. A little more than 2 days in and it's sore (12 stitches) but ok overall. On an oral antibiotic and cream antibiotic to offset possible infection. I should hear about the results on the wide excision margins in a few days. My question is, what are the odds (percentages) that the wide excision cleared the melanoma? What is the prognosis for stage 1a? And do I need a sentinel lymph node biopsy if the results are clear? Thanks for your response!