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So after looking over tons of pictures, I am certain that this new mole on my face appeared while I was pregnant.

My Daughter is about to turn two, so it has been there for over 2 years, solid dark brown, perfectly round with decisive borders and about the size (maybe a little smaller) than an eraser. It is perfectly flat and looks just like several other moles on my face, but it is new.

I am so scared. My daughters birthday is next week and I hate that this new mole is now hanging over my head.

If it does come back as cancer, is a SNB always done with melanoma? Also, is it possible to have a SNB with only local anesthesia? General anestthesia is a big fear of mine!!
Perfectly symetrical and solid in color are two signs it is not cancer. irregular and shading are signs it could be cancerous. Sounds just like a regular mole. If so, it is up to you whether or not you remove it. I've had 3 removed from my face 9just because I didn't like them being there) and it's no big deal at all. Go see a dermatologist for a diagnosis.
[QUOTE=Titchou;4189921]Perfectly symetrical and solid in color are two signs it is not cancer. irregular and shading are signs it could be cancerous. Sounds just like a regular mole. If so, it is up to you whether or not you remove it. I've had 3 removed from my face 9just because I didn't like them being there) and it's no big deal at all. Go see a dermatologist for a diagnosis.[/QUOTE]


Thank you...for calming my nerves, even the slightest. But you really think it could be just a regular mole, even though it is new and appeared when I was pregnant and 28....and is near the size of an eraser?
[QUOTE=G8r4evr;4189917]So after looking over tons of pictures, I am certain that this new mole on my face appeared while I was pregnant.

My Daughter is about to turn two, so it has been there for over 2 years, solid dark brown, perfectly round with decisive borders and about the size (maybe a little smaller) than an eraser. It is perfectly flat and looks just like several other moles on my face, but it is new.

I am so scared. My daughters birthday is next week and I hate that this new mole is now hanging over my head.

If it does come back as cancer, is a SNB always done with melanoma? Also, is it possible to have a SNB with only local anesthesia? General anestthesia is a big fear of mine!![/QUOTE]

Hello, Ive been in a battle with Melanoma over a year now. I have not had a SNB... all my moles were caught in time. My Oncologist did not feel it was necessary. However, I will say I had 4 moles removed and they were all done with me under anesthesia...because they needed to dig so deep. I would not panic just yet. You may just have a nevi. I know how you feel...I've been there ..please have this checked so you can catch it in time if it is melanoma. Also you can't go by the pictures online...all my moles looked different in fact my Oncologist thought the one on my face was benign nevi ...he was shocked when it came back melanoma. Stay positive...try not to worry...just have this checked as soon as possible..have them remove it. Take care!:angel:
G8r4evr ~ I'm thrilled that this mole on your face has been taken care of. It can be frightening to discover something like this. However, as stated above, moles can and do appear throughout one's life, although it is not common for them to continue to develop after age 40.

Now, I would like address the idea that if a mole is symmetrical it cannot be melanoma. This is absolutely FALSE! Although in most situations melanoma has irregular borders, melanoma can whatever the heck it wants to. I'm proof of that - the melanoma I had was absolutely, perfectly round. I'd never seen anything so perfectly round and with an absolutely crisp, sharp border. And, no bigger than a pencil eraser, either, and dark brown/black in color. My melanoma really should not have been melanoma - it fit none of the A, B, C, D, E's. The point of this is: if you have suspicions about anything on your skin that you are second-guesing, SEE A DOCTOR! Please. It's your life.





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