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

Cancer: Skin Message Board

  • Help! Mole removed! Very Worried!

  • Post New Thread   Closed Thread
    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Old 11-05-2005, 12:50 PM   #1
    Misfit22r's Avatar
    Join Date: Nov 2005
    Posts: 9
    Misfit22r HB User
    Help! Mole removed! Very Worried!


    I had a suspicious looking mole removed 2 days ago from the side of my chest area.. It was maybe 3/4 the size of a pencil eraser but it was black with some jagged edges. They removed the whole thing and I received 3 stitches. I am a 30 year old male.

    I am really worried about the results of the biopsy. My grandmother had skin cancer. I hope I find out the results soon.

    What are the odds of a suspicious mole being melanoma? Do they remove them just to be on the safe side? Should I be this worried?


    Last edited by Misfit22r; 11-05-2005 at 01:20 PM.

    Sponsors Lightbulb
    Old 11-05-2005, 07:02 PM   #2
    Join Date: Jan 2005
    Posts: 445
    irisrose HB Useririsrose HB Useririsrose HB Useririsrose HB Useririsrose HB Useririsrose HB Useririsrose HB User
    Re: Help! Mole removed! Very Worried!

    I know worry!! My sister had melanoma about 8 years ago and so everytime something odd happens with one of my moles, I freak! But I once asked those that come to this forum how many had family members with melanoma and most said that they were the first. So, be cautious of your moles because of family history but try not to let it scare you to death.

    It's good that your doctor removed the mole. Just because they removed it doesn't mean it's melanoma. It's actually better that a doctor take the mole off than tell you to watch and wait, kind of giving you a false sense of security. Once you get your pathology report back you will know once and for all and be done with it. The chance is slim that it's melanoma. It could just be an atypical mole or nothing at all. But you were right in going to have it checked and even better that your doctor took it off. A lot of doctors take a very casual approach to moles and it really is no big deal to just have them removed and give the person peace of mind.

    Try not to worry too much. That's hard for me to say because I am the worst offender when it comes to unnecessary worry. But the odds are in your favor that it is not melanoma.

    Take care!!

    Last edited by irisrose; 11-05-2005 at 07:19 PM.

    Old 11-05-2005, 08:33 PM   #3
    Senior Veteran
    Join Date: Oct 2003
    Posts: 1,061
    Belle2003 HB User
    Re: Help! Mole removed! Very Worried!

    I has a flat mole on my chest that was the size of an eraser and a 1/2. It had jagged edges and was multi colored. I had it taken off and it was benign. You just never know. My dermatologist removed it just to be safe, however he ignored the bump on my nose which turned out to be BCC. Good luck and let us know the results.

    Old 11-06-2005, 11:08 AM   #4
    Misfit22r's Avatar
    Join Date: Nov 2005
    Posts: 9
    Misfit22r HB User
    Re: Help! Mole removed! Very Worried!

    Thanks for the replies. They helped me out. My worry probably outweighs the risk. I have a tendency to worry way to much. This is scaring me though. I will let you know the results.

    Old 11-08-2005, 02:20 PM   #5
    Misfit22r's Avatar
    Join Date: Nov 2005
    Posts: 9
    Misfit22r HB User
    Re: Help! Mole removed! Very Worried!

    I got my results today and the mole was normal. I never paid much attention to my moles but from now on I am going keep an eye on them. Especially since I have a family history. Thanks for the replies!

    Old 11-13-2005, 06:13 AM   #6
    Ga Lady
    Senior Member
    Join Date: Jun 2005
    Posts: 204
    Ga Lady HB User
    Re: Help! Mole removed! Very Worried!

    Glad all of yours came back well too! It's such a relief...You feel like you can breathe again...I know all too well! Good luck in the future and hopefully you won't have any more scares.

    Closed Thread

    Related Topics
    Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
    Help/Advice neededASAP -Fentanyl detox, pain pat. abused meds will need meds in futre Confused089 Abuse Support 34 07-06-2008 06:33 PM
    Help please....desperate father mgneer65 Parenting Issues 22 11-25-2007 10:49 AM
    What do you make of this conversation? Help! Laylah Relationship Health 40 06-21-2007 12:15 PM
    i need a little help hiera Heart Disorders 23 11-30-2004 07:05 PM
    Need Help With Anorexia SnappDragon Eating Disorder Recovery 3 07-16-2004 03:29 PM
    Hopes turn to despair PLEASE friends, help Murphy555 Addiction & Recovery 23 04-10-2004 11:15 AM
    Afraid of getting help? simplyj Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) 3 02-27-2004 05:41 AM
    How do I help him stop hurting? emtdoll Relationship Health 10 01-24-2004 02:41 PM
    I urgently need help with my best friend! caprisun1202 Pain Management 14 12-05-2003 10:50 AM
    Healthy Food Help jason619 Weight Loss 7 07-22-2003 06:11 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 11:50 PM.

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