View Full Version : Getting Atypical Nevi Removed

11-17-2005, 05:17 AM
Should I get my atypical moles removed?
I really don't care how my back looks. I am not into vanity.
They say there is no evidence that it can help prevent melanoma, but lack of evidence doesn't mean it's not true.
Using common sense, if these moles have a higher likelyhood, on average, to change into something nasty then removing them
should decrease risk of melanoma? Anyone with any thoughts/experiences?

11-17-2005, 07:44 AM
pitt.. the post I replied to you about with my moles was that.. atypical nevi (couldn't think of the name at the time). I have had two removed but still have one on my back. I think it's a personal choice. Both the ones I had removed had started to change shape/color so it was better they were removed. The one on my back I am simply going to keep an eye on it and if it does change I will get it off as well, just to be safe. I have a few others, but I've had them for so long that my doc thinks they won't be a problem.