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... if I had read about nodular melanoma at that point I would have been freaked out! ... (2 replies)
... Rates of increase of melanoma are absolutely frightening. In the 1930s one in 1,500 got a melanoma. Now one in 58. ... (8 replies)
... I am worried to death that I have melanoma and that it's spread already, since I know the mole has been here over a year. ... (8 replies)

... Ok, I've posted here before, several months ago, with a similar question, about a different mole (which is currently not worrying me, as I've been reassured several times that it's normal, and more importantly, it no longer appears to be changing). However, in the course of several derm appointments throughout the year, I've become aware of several areas "to watch", the most... (2 replies)
... PLEASE try not to worry. And do this: Even if this new derm insists that it's nothing to be concerned about, insist that hearing that is simply not enough for you. Insist on a shave biopsy being sent into pathology at the very least. Don't accept allowing him to freeze or burn it off without a path report. Tell him a story about a close friend that went through a similar... (8 replies)
... Dear Liz's Mom, You are doing everything right. Don't panic. A dr.'s appt. is the only way to find out what you are dealing with. You have your appt. scheduled and that is the very best that can be done right now. I can't speak for melanoma, but I can tell you that I had a BCC that was misdiagnosed in Oct., and didn't have it looked at again until 5 mos. later, when... (8 replies)
... and two others as well. Everybody has a different opinion. My dermatologist told me that it may or may not happend but since I don't have nay personal history of melanoma that I shoud be fine. The other told me that pregnancy has no effect on it and the third one thinks, that yes pregnancy has a big effect on deveoping cancer. ... (9 replies)
... Like you, I am new to this, however it is my husband who has melanoma. He is 38 years old and was diagnosed with superficial spreading melanoma on his left calf via a punch biopsy. ... (4 replies)
... I am loaded with moles and dysplastic nevi. When I was pregnant I did not know a thing about melanoma or any kind of skin cancer. I did not develop basal cell skin cancer until after my kids were 18 years old. ... (9 replies)
... st means your body is overly healing. My daughter had a scar do that. It does not hurt anything. I am glad your checkup went good. You are being proactive. Your fears are very common. ... (3 replies)
... My friend who is 67 years is having a PET scan today and the doctor says she has rectal melanoma. She is very scared. Can you E-mail me things that might help ease her fears. I will get the results from her and pray it hasn't spread. Thank you. (5 replies)
... Hey Liz....I came across this post while trying to find some information about a mole I have noticed. It seems similar to yours. Mine is a small mole, and has a ring (oval shaped) of flesh-colored skin around it that appears to be slightly raised. If this sounds similar to what you had, could you give me some info about what your doctor said? I have an appointment on Thursday,... (8 replies)
... I am sorry I was reading this message and i don't even know how I copied Lizsmom message again! Lizsmom, How are you now? I hope everything is well with you and your baby (8 replies)
... Hi, I'm new here; I'm 29 years old, married, and have a two-year-old daughter who I'm worried I won't get to see grow up. I have an appointment this Thursday with a new dermatologist, but am worried to death about a new (or at least, newly recognized) symptom in one of my moles. The mole I'm most worried about first worried me a little over a year ago, when a tiny darker... (8 replies)
Dad - Melanoma
Oct 16, 2010
... Oh - the other thing I wanted to add.... just a thought. We stress about the small things, the things that will not matter in the long term. Like missed holidays, like harsh words, like missing time with partners, like not having cleaned my home for over a fortnight. Why? Because we feel as if we can and should have control over these small things? Because it stops us having... (114 replies)
... You could do what I do a lot - just ask them to please excise the mole (remove the whole thing surgically) because you don't like it. They should send it to a lab automatically. (8 replies)
... I believe, for your own sanity and peace of mind, you should make an appointment and have this cluster removed. Don't worry about what the derm thinks about it -- it's your body and you have the right to have that cluster removed! Tell them something just doesn't "feel right" and you'd like to have it sent to pathology just to make sure. I know that my derm is always MORE than... (2 replies)
... I posted my fears of paranoia yesterday and I too am wondering how to be "outside" in the future. I am 40 next year and live in a country that is very outdoors. ... (3 replies)
... It sounds like you've been very diligent going to the derm Drs. You even got a second opinion. :) Try not to worry too much. It doesn't sound like anything serious to me and you've got an appointment on Thursday. You're too young to worry so much about your health. Take care and let us know how the appointment goes. :angel: (8 replies)
... Chris, You are very welcome hun. I know the fears all too well. I am 37 years old and never thought I would deal with such this young. Scared me to death. BUT on the bright side, I have to look at it like this. ... (3 replies)

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