It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Cancer: Skin Message Board

  • Question about my mole..please help!

  • Post New Thread   Closed Thread
    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Old 03-23-2005, 06:59 PM   #1
    shgrdii
    Junior Member
    (male)
     
    shgrdii's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Mar 2005
    Posts: 14
    shgrdii HB User
    Question about my mole..please help!

    Hi. I have a mole on the left side of my neck below my ear. It was bigger than usual and started to change in color in the past 6 months or so. . Earlier this month I went to a doctor and he did a biopsy on my mole. The report came back and said I had a nevi with slight atypia and some chronic inflammatory cells, the report also said that halo nevus could be suggested. I am scheduled to get the mole and its margins or whatever completely removed on April 15th. The doctor told me this was the best report I could get. My two aunts who have had melanoma said the report was good also, and my two of my mom's friends who are doctors, veteranarians, but still doctors said the reports are good. When I went back to the doctor to fill out surgery paperwork, the girl who helped me out said she talked to the doctor about how I was worried and the doctor told her that I will be fine and that it won't change between now and April. However, I get paranoid about stuff like this, and I like to have as many opinions as possible. I really don't understand what exactly my pathology report means. When the doctor read me the pathology report I was too freaked out and paniced to really listen and understand what he was saying. But should I be worried about this mole still?? Even though I am getting it removed in less than a month?? What exactly does slight atypia mean?? Is this close to being melanoma?? Can this mole turn into melanoma in less than a months time?? Will I be ok?? My mole is like brown with a little pink and. It is not raised except a tiny bit in one little area where the skin from the biopsy was taken. It has never itched or bled before. I looked up pics of melanoma and my mole looks nothing like it, but I am still paranoid. Can someone please help me on this??

     
    Sponsors Lightbulb
       
    Old 03-24-2005, 12:11 AM   #2
    Belle2003
    Senior Veteran
    (female)
     
    Join Date: Oct 2003
    Posts: 1,061
    Belle2003 HB User
    Re: Question about my mole..please help!

    It is normal to feel paranoid. We all have at some point in time. Even by some freak chance your mole started to become melanoma, it would take a long time for it to grow deep into your layers of skin. You will be getting this mole taken off, plus they are checking the margins so you have the best possible situation. Thank goodness that your pathology report did not show any form of cancer. Soon the mole will be gone and you can relax.

     
    Old 03-24-2005, 05:07 AM   #3
    BonBe
    Registered User
    (female)
     
    Join Date: Oct 2003
    Location: Ontario Canada
    Posts: 1,326
    BonBe HB User
    Re: Question about my mole..please help!

    And I concurr with Belle.... all reports indicate that you are clear. The second proceedure is called WLE (stands for wide local inscision) it will remove surrounding tissue (not a lot mind you) and they make sure that all the 'margins' (area around the orig mole) have been removed.

    It is a good thing that you have had this seen to, and I would take the advice of those around you who have had experience. Your doctor, your family, and take a deep breath and be happy.

    Bonnie

     
    Old 03-24-2005, 06:17 AM   #4
    zoldanova
    Junior Member
    (female)
     
    zoldanova's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Mar 2005
    Posts: 24
    zoldanova HB User
    Re: Question about my mole..please help!

    Slight atypia, they probably ment mild atypia. Mole could be either benigh ( whic is the best, menas nothing wron with it at all) or it could by dysplastic mild, moderate or severe or it could be the worst melanoma. Dysplastic means that there are some cells that look abnormal but it is not cancer or any type of cancer however, such moles should be watch, biopsied or removed because they have bigger potencial to grow into melanoma than regullar moles. You have only mild atypia, you can relax, this mole is fine and you are geting it removed anyway, so please relax. I think that you are overreacting little, but I'm the same way, don't worry. I have lots of moles more than 100 and lots of dysplastic moles. I went to the plastic surgeons and under general anesthesia he removed 50 of them. which 14 were mild dysplastic and 4 moderate dysplastic, the rest was fine. SO imagine, I will have to panic 24/7. Please remember, when I wrote and e-mal to the national cancer institute with question about the moles this was their repply from them:"not everybody who has dysplastic moles will get melanoma, in fact most do not. Most of the dysplastic moles will never turn into melanoma however; you shold keep eye on them and see dermatologist regularry"
    See, you can relax. Do you have lots of moles???or this is only one you have??? Let me know how you doing.
    Ivana

     
    Old 03-24-2005, 10:30 AM   #5
    shgrdii
    Junior Member
    (male)
     
    shgrdii's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Mar 2005
    Posts: 14
    shgrdii HB User
    Re: Question about my mole..please help!

    Thanks to all of you for your replies. I feel a lot better now that Ive seen people I don't even know say that I will be alright. I mean, I should of not worried after so many people said it was fine, but I just like to get as many people as I can to say that it will be alright. Being paranoid about this has been a problem for me, because its been giving me anxiety and I have been getting pains in places in my body and it has been uncomfortable. When I dont worry about it, the pain is gone. I just need to relax. It will be off in exactly 3 weeks. To answer your quesiton zoldanova, this is the only unusual mole I have, i have other moles, not that many that are like the size of a pin head or smaller, and a few that are a little bigger, but nothing I am worried about.

     
    Closed Thread

    Related Topics
    Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
    Diet question please help me understand :) model1979 Diet & Nutrition 4 04-22-2010 06:54 AM
    Mole - Please Help! JasonZY Open to All Other Health Topics 4 07-02-2007 11:26 AM
    Simple facial mole question...Help cs21wm Skin Problems 20 04-20-2006 10:18 PM
    Question about headaches and a mole... US40126 Headaches & Migraines 1 03-30-2006 04:36 PM
    A Strange Mole bookwyrm Cancer: Skin 11 12-10-2005 09:02 AM
    Experts on Mole Removal - Aftermath, Help Please IDBNVS2 Skin Problems 0 07-21-2005 06:03 PM
    Question about my mole...please help shgrdii Open to All Other Health Topics 1 03-21-2005 11:24 PM
    Question about Scar/Mole Julie Lyn Acne 0 06-03-2003 01:05 PM




    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Search this Thread:

    Advanced Search

    Posting Rules
    You may not post new threads
    You may not post replies
    You may not post attachments
    You may not edit your posts

    BB code is On
    Smilies are On
    [IMG] code is Off
    HTML code is Off
    Trackbacks are Off
    Pingbacks are Off
    Refbacks are Off




    Sign Up Today!

    Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

    I want my free account

    All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:37 AM.





    © 2020 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved.
    Do not copy or redistribute in any form!