So I just had a shave biopsy done of a mole that I have had forever on my torso, below the breast, but it looked like it had grown in size and formed kind of a lighter circle around it. About 16 years ago I had 4 moles removed and one came back as pre cancerous. Since then I would get yearly checks and then some other medical issues came up so the moles were not top priority but I would always keep my eye in them. I dont have any idea how long it has looked like that. I am a complete mess. The derm I went to didn't really seem to care either way. She just said "oh yeah, the edges are a little odd" and did biopsy. Said the results could take one to 2 weeks. I can't eat, I cry all the time, pray and am beyond convinced it is melanoma and has spread to other organs in my body. I have read so many horror stories about this. My mom and brother have both had basil cell on their noses. Not from a mole though.
I know I have seen some nasty looking melanoma moles on the Internet. Is the general rule that the uglier and blacker they are, the later stage of melanoma they are in? Also, do you know if a general blood test would show any signs or cancer?
How fast do Melanomas grow?
I can think of nothing else. I have ok moments and then I break down crying in sheer terror and panic. Any insight and prayers are greatly appreciated.