A few months ago my uncle found out he had skin cancer. He had surgery to remove moles on his leg, and to see if the cancer was deeper into his skin, and it wasn't, thank god. He had an appointment with a dermatologist today for a follow up, and everything is still good with him, but the dermatologist told him to let his brothers and sisters know that the cancer he had tends to run in families, so they should all inform their own doctors. Ugh. Ugh ugh ugh. My whole life I've had so many moles all over my body, since I was a little kid (I'm 24) a good portion of them are weirdly shaped, but that's just how they've always been so I haven't thought much of it. After he told me this, I went to the washroom and checked over myself, and yep sure enough, obviously all of my weird moles are still there. I googled Melanoma and mine don't resemble any of the images, but I know that doesn't actually mean anything.
I felt so relieved yesterday as I had my final doctor's appointment to get the results from my tests, and everything was normal. I was so ready to get on with life knowing everything's actually okay with my health. In the last 5 months in total I've been to 3 doctors, 7 different appointments, saw an optometrist, a chiropractor, had a chest x-ray, blood work, physical (including pelvic exam, etc.), and an eye exam, all while being extremely scared of going to the doctors. Would my doctor have noticed my moles while doing the physical? I have so many and they pretty much all look funky, I don't know how she could have missed them. I didn't bring them up because I've never been worried about this before so I never think of it, but after what my uncle said I am quite worried. I don't want to have to make yet another appointment. I'm so sick of this. F you moles.
I just got a new prescription for birth control, so I have to go back there in 3 months to renew it if it works out for me, do you think it's okay to wait that long to bring it up? I mean I've had many moles for as long as I can remember, and I go to a doctor in another area that's a 40 minute drive away, so I've been missing a lot of work already because of all this other health anxiety doctor appointment business.