liz554 - I just had 2 punch biobsies done on Monday - little to no pain involved
Basically they numb the area with local, take a pen looking punch the tip is about the size of your pinky finger - and punch it - the worst part is the shot to numb - I had it done on Monday
Got my results - which weren't good - by the way - clarks level 4 melanoma - 1.25mm.................and now have an appt with the oncologist on Monday for more surgery - to totally remove the spot and some nodes.
GOOD LUCK - don't panic - it really will be OK -
I went to the gym today and worked out - 3 days later!