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    Old 03-07-2004, 04:20 AM   #1
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    Hi
    I am a 21 year old female from n wales in the uk....the problem i have is a large mole on my right arm...i used to go on fast tan sunbeds every day for atleast 8 months to a year .......as i am young i never really thought i would get any "skin cancers"....but now the past 6 months or so the mole has been changing...its gone from a smooth orange mole to a very lumpy uneven ornage mole with black/brown lumps all over it...im so convinced its cancerous now..i have an appointment onwed to see doctor...and try to get it taken off...does this sound like a cancerous mole to you?
    all your replies would be great
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    Old 03-07-2004, 05:34 AM   #2
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    It's good that you have made an appointment to have the mole removed. I assume the doctor is a dermatologist, if not I wouldn't allow him to remove it because most general practitioners do not recognize skin cancers, it's not their area of expertise.
    While most moles are nothing, any change is worrisome and a warning sign. Obviously cells are changing in your mole, you can see that for yourself. Moles can become dysplastic and/or atypical, precancerous and so need to be removed. If there are malignant changes early removal can cure a melanoma, that's why routine skin checks are so important.
    And for Heaven's sake, stay away from tanning beds!

     
    Old 03-07-2004, 12:13 PM   #3
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    Hi
    I am a 21 year old female from n wales in the uk....the problem i have is a large mole on my right arm...i used to go on fast tan sunbeds every day for atleast 8 months to a year .......as i am young i never really thought i would get any "skin cancers"....but now the past 6 months or so the mole has been changing...its gone from a smooth orange mole to a very lumpy uneven ornage mole with black/brown lumps all over it...im so convinced its cancerous now..i have an appointment onwed to see doctor...and try to get it taken off...does this sound like a cancerous mole to you?
    all your replies would be great
    thankyou collettex
    Hi Collette & a happy belated St David's day

    It doesn't necessarily mean it's malignant but you're doing the right thing in getting checked out, I'm absolutely sure of that. I once had a mole which suddenly started to grow very rapidly. They chopped it out & there was absolutely nothing wrong with it! I recently had another raised, lumpy, bleeding one removed too & that was fine. However, I've also had a malignant melanoma removed. That was more than 5 years ago & I'm absolutely fine. It's not easy to know if yours sounds like a malignant mole or not. Please try not to worry too much & let us know how you get on at the doc.

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    Old 03-07-2004, 12:20 PM   #4
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    It's good that you have made an appointment to have the mole removed. I assume the doctor is a dermatologist, if not I wouldn't allow him to remove it because most general practitioners do not recognize skin cancers, it's not their area of expertise.
    While most moles are nothing, any change is worrisome and a warning sign. Obviously cells are changing in your mole, you can see that for yourself. Moles can become dysplastic and/or atypical, precancerous and so need to be removed. If there are malignant changes early removal can cure a melanoma, that's why routine skin checks are so important.
    And for Heaven's sake, stay away from tanning beds!
    Hi Saraly
    Not sure which country you're in but in the UK GP's do recognise and remove malignant melanomas. We have GP's who are qualified to perform minor surgery in our Health Centres. In my case a GP removed my melanoma because referral to a dermatologist would have meant keeping the offending mole weeks longer. The GP removed it within a few days of agreeing with me that it looked dodgy. She cut the whole thing out, sewed me up, then referred me to hospital where about 4 weeks later I had a larger section around the original incision removed & sewn up again. I then attended a dermatologist every 3 months for 3 years. The whole experience was completely satisfactory to my mind & I had no doubts that anyone wasn't qualified in what they were doing for me.
    Lidia

     
    Old 03-07-2004, 01:08 PM   #5
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    I personally use Cansemal for suspicious moles. If it's cancer, it reacts, if not, it will not harm healthy tissue.

    No, it's not FDA approved nor will it ever be because it's too cheap to make and the drug companies will stop it every time.

    Years ago, it was known as the skin cancer cure, but the FDA started lying about it and shut busninesses up quick and lies lies lies.

    I've gone under the knife twice, just to get the great news that it's yet returned. And, they told me the edges were clear. Maybe I had a bad surgeon or the technology wasn't as good as it is today. But I felt desparate to try something else. I had no idea that there was even another option until my pastors wife told me she got some from outside the US. I started researching it online and was blown away at this stuff. It has saved my life and I promised myself I would tell everyone I know about it.

    You can make it yourself.

    I have never heard of one person who it didn't attack their cancer. I have however heard of 2 people who have used it incorrectly and had adverse reactions from not following directions exactly.

    Sorry for babbling on and on, but I am a cancer patient myself and I promised myself I would pass this on.

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    Old 03-07-2004, 04:42 PM   #6
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    Hi Lidia,
    I'm in the US .




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    Hi Saraly
    Not sure which country you're in but in the UK GP's do recognise and remove malignant melanomas. We have GP's who are qualified to perform minor surgery in our Health Centres. In my case a GP removed my melanoma because referral to a dermatologist would have meant keeping the offending mole weeks longer. The GP removed it within a few days of agreeing with me that it looked dodgy. She cut the whole thing out, sewed me up, then referred me to hospital where about 4 weeks later I had a larger section around the original incision removed & sewn up again. I then attended a dermatologist every 3 months for 3 years. The whole experience was completely satisfactory to my mind & I had no doubts that anyone wasn't qualified in what they were doing for me.
    Lidia

     
    Old 03-07-2004, 06:17 PM   #7
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    I would not use anything to remove moles myself. Black salve, Bio T, or whatever else is out there may remove the mole but you will never know whether there were malignant cells in the tissue. Even if you suspect that there were melanoma cells you wouldn't know how deep or how widespread the cancer was without biopsy. The biopsy tells you what cells are present in the mole and the surrounding tissue. The surgeon uses these guidelines to know how deep and how wide to excise the MM. If a cancerous mole is removed with Bio T and there are cancer cells in the surrounding tissue, the cancer will spread

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    Old 03-07-2004, 06:38 PM   #8
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    I am lucky enough to live in New York City and have a very emminent skin cancer specialist at NYU Medical Center. I asked about the salves and all the other stuff that claim to remove melanoma. The answer was what I said in my last post. Common sense should tell you that just because a mole is removed it doesn't mean cancer cells haven't begun to invade. The only way to know if and how extensive that invasion is would be a biopsy and close inspection of all surrounding tissue. If a MM has invaded to a certain point, lymph nodes are removed to prevent spread to all other organs. In my opinion and my doctor's opinion using a salve on a suspicious mole is without a doubt life threatening

     
    Old 03-08-2004, 06:31 AM   #9
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    yes i garee...that is the wrong way to go about it.......i will wait and see what the doc has to say and post back on here..thankyou for all of your comments...xxxreally appriciatedx
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