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    Old 09-10-2012, 03:19 PM   #1
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    So Scared, is this Melanoma?

    Lately, I have been looking at all my spots, its scary!! I am getting a biopsy this week on the mole on the side of my toe. It grew about 3-4 years ago, and I always wondered about so I'm getting a punch done. I'm scared of that! I can't afford to get anything else done right now so looking for opinions on the other spots I've found. Its weird how you notice everything when your afraid of something.

    Are any of these spots melanoma? I know nobody can give me a diagnosis, but opinions please, If not, anyone know what they are.

    Sorry the pics aren't the best! Hard to get good lighting! And don't mind my fat! lol

    This is under my arm. Is it a cafe birthmark? Or something else? its about 7 mm long I think.

    Noticed this tiny spot on my thigh, just a harmless pigmentation spot-light freckle or something else? one of the pics has a black pen mark so u can see it.

    And the moles.
    Mole on the side of my toe is the one I'm getting biopsied, its about 3 mm.

    And the one I was wondering is this normal, top of toe. its about 2 mm, it kinda has edges that like like a star all around it, but the same on both sides pretty much. It looks kinda raised in one of the pics buts it really not. you can barely feel it if u run ur fingers over it. think its about 2 mm by 1.

    Comments? opinions? Thanks in advance.

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    Old 09-11-2012, 04:10 PM   #2
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    Re: So Scared, is this Melanoma?

    Hello and welcome!

    I had melanoma 5+ years ago, so I do understand how the idea would be very scary. The first pictures you have posted don't ring any concern bells to me. My question would be if you have had your doctor look at them? That's the expert. Though I really don't think there is much to worry about.

    The ones on your toe do look a bit odd, but personally, I would be more concerned with the one on the top of the toe. But it's difficult to say, as I'm looking at a picture and that can be a bit deceptive. Again, your doctor is going to be the expert on this. Sometimes the moles that seem to "fit" the description of melanoma (i.e. the one on the side of your toe) are nothing to worry about at all.

    The best thing is that you are having this mole removed, and it will be checked out! I know how it is: you will be checking your skin constantly and finding new stuff and wondering if it is something to worry about. Try to stay calm and be reasonable. You are doing really, really good to check your skin! Naturally, this must be followed up with practicing sun safety (sun block, avoiding tanning beds, protection from the sun, etc). You are doing okay, but it's important not to allow yourself to carried away!

    Good luck and let us know what happens!

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