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Skin cancer melanoma

My husband has just been diagnosed and has had a thick lesion removed the report said breslow pt4 skin lesion and the pathology thinks it is a metastatic deposit. What does this mean? I am sick with worry  does this mean it has spread and does this mean he has stage 4 cancer?
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Hello and thank you for your question.  Very sorry for your husband's diagnosis.  Has he sine met with an oncologist to discuss the findings of his testing results?  Please give us an update and we'll discuss further.  Metastatic deposit of melanoma means that it actually originates from somewhere else.   I'm sure that is an issue of concern.  Again, please update us.  Staging of melanoma is complex. https://www.cancer.org/cancer/melanoma-skin-cancer/detection-diagnosis-staging/melanoma-skin-cancer-stages.html  This link goes through staging.  However, to be stage 4, distant lymph nodes and/or organs such as liver,  lungs or brain are affected.  Please let us know how things are going.  
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Hi there thanks for your message. He has had a scan which showed no other areas of cancer,but it has shown a separate issue of scarring of the lungs which he will have to be referred to another specialist  about.He has had a further excision to remove a larger area around the melanoma and then he will have a PET scan to check there are no cancer cells left.
Thank you for the update.  This is excellent news!  Did they give you a stage for his cancer?  Please let us know the PET scan results!
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