In April 2011 I was dignosed with melanoma. Intially, pathology suggested it was metastatic. No primary leison was ever found and after scans, sentinel lymph node biopsy and wide excision of leison on my face, my oncologist who specializes in melanoma said it was as he suspected....a case of primary dermal melanoma. Melanoma that starts under the epidermis. I am still terrifed as I know this disease can turn horrible real quick. I pray for everyone here and hope the advances in the fight against this beast continue to prosper in hopes to beat this thing into submission.