View Full Version : Skin Neoplasm NOS

06-02-2006, 08:52 PM
My primary doctor is referring me to a dermatologist for a mole removal/biopsy (located on my back). On the referal form it says "Bone/Skin Neoplasm NOS". I have never heard of that term before. Does anyone know what it is? Is it suspected cancer or just a generic term for the referral? He authorized 6 visits.

The mole itself is on my back, difficult to see. It has been itchy & sore for several months. While hard to see, it appears to be a scaly, warty raised mole that is white. It appears red around the base.

I had sqamous cell cancer on my face about 13 years ago (age 37); I thought it was just a "skin tag" (I wanted removed for cosmetic reasons). Turned out to be cancer. This growth did not look like the one on my back.

06-05-2006, 11:35 AM
"NOS" is the medical abbreviation for "Not Otherwise Specified". To my knowledge, it's a term which can be used to help describe what you are being referred to a specialist for.

Hope this helps.

06-05-2006, 08:05 PM
Thank you very much!