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gobo
10-23-2006, 06:35 PM
back a few months ago i noticed a lump on my back. above the lump is a dark round spot not completely round but close enough about the size of a nickel. anyway it bled some then and didnt bleed again until a couple a weeks ago. sometimes the lump is really sore. it quit bleeding after about a week so i didnt pay much attention to it til it started bleeding again. im not usually the one that cares to go to doctors and wont go unless im dragged behind a horse but i was just wondering does this sound like skin cancer. what kind does it sound like if it is skin cancer. and lastly can you die frome skin cancer or does it just make your skin look bad. ive never benn in the sun much either so i dont see how it could be skin cancer.

gardenandcats
10-24-2006, 09:36 AM
Yes it does sound like it is skin cancer. It depends on what type of skin cancer it is Melanoma is deadly. Please go today and get it checked.Not all skin cancer is caused by sun exposure

ambiegirl
11-04-2006, 07:46 PM
Hi Gobo

I have had a lot of experience with Melanoma because my dad had it. He had a very aggressive type. Firstly, you don't know if you have it and secondly, it might not be anything dangerous. There are a number of things yours could be that are not cancerous - a rodent ulcer for example.... There are a number of kinds of Melanomas too in varying severity, some are more aggressive than others and not all are deadly. There are certain criteria that put some of us in a higher risk category than others. Your risks are far better if you have not spent much time in the sun or had extreme, blistering burns in the past, fair skin etc. The prevalence is far higher in places like Australia, South Africa and other parts of the world where the sun is fierce, though as PP said, not all are caused by sun.

It is not easy to identify Melanoma via message boards. Your best bet is to go to a Melanoma specialist who sees tons of such cases a day, since some Melanomas can be tough to diagnose. They really need to look at the area you are concerned with and if they are concerned, send it for a biopsy. Don't wait on this, early detection can really help. If it is nothing, at least you can put your mind at rest.

I hope that you don't have Melanoma. Please let us know what the outcome is of your doctor's appointment. I will be happy to assist you in any way.

Best of luck.