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so so stressed out by waiting for results on possible melanoma

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Old 01-12-2013, 05:45 PM   #1
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so so stressed out by waiting for results on possible melanoma

Hi I am beyond stressed worrying about my biopsy results. My Dad had a melanoma 14 years ago and as a result I am vigilant about checking my moles. I have a dysplastic nevus on my shoulder that I have regular checks on however I went to a new dermatologist recently and he looked at it and said it needed to come off as he said it was heading towards a melanoma. I asked if it was a melanoma now and he said he couldn't say as some melanomas you cant tell without pathology results. He told me at best it is a dysplastic nevus still or at worse a melanoma in situ. Please could someone give me some reassurance as I am a nervous wreck.

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Old 01-15-2013, 03:10 AM   #2
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Re: so so stressed out by waiting for results on possible melanoma

Well done on being vigilant on getting checked out! Worse case scenario you have an insitu melanoma that can be easily cured by removal, best case it's a Nevus that you no longer need to worry about. I would not loose any sleep over it, sounds like you have caught it nice and early

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