Understanding biopsy results
Recently doctors suspected a mole in my nail bed and I had to go through a biopsy in which they completely removed the mole.
After 2 weeks and 2 different people (lab and a specialist) looking to it, results came as a "suspicious mole". according to my doctor it means it wasn't benign but it wasn't malignant as well. (he said that it was closer to being benign). What does this "suspicious" mean? He also told me that as it wasn't malignant there's no need to do anything more.
This "suspicious" wording still scares me. I'm a 35 year old mediterranean light olive skinned person that always had a good number of moles. after this event I started to look to my body and I might be getting new moles (I'm not certain, perhaps I don't remember all the moles I had as I never paid any attention to them). What's next now? Do you recommend that I go to a dermatologist and get a full body check?
I would really appreciate if anyone can tell me what this result means and what should I do next. Thank you.
Last edited by pofuduk; 08-25-2011 at 04:13 PM.