Member Gallery    Games   Member Groups   Member Blogs   Health News    Bored?

Author Topic: Melanoma scare  (Read 952 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Jess0617

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 127
  • Country: 00
  • Rec's: 1
  • Gender: Female
  • Mood: Calm
    Calm
  • Personal text
    • Poke This Member
Re: Melanoma scare
« Reply #10 on: March 27, 2014, 12:08:12 AM »
I'm just worried because I generally don't have any moles and it just showed up and was so much darker than any of the few I have :(
Bookmark and Share

Offline gatorfan04

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 54
  • Rec's: 0
  • Personal text
    • Poke This Member
Re: Melanoma scare
« Reply #11 on: March 27, 2014, 09:42:35 AM »
My sister also just had one removed that came up suddenly and changed colors and constantly grew.  And it turned out benign.  There's no reason to worry about a mole until you get a call and I really don't think you will.
Bookmark and Share

Offline MrMoleHill

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 460
  • Country: us
  • Rec's: 5
  • Gender: Male
  • Mood: Okay
    Okay
  • I look, therefore I find.
    • Poke This Member
Re: Melanoma scare
« Reply #12 on: March 27, 2014, 12:02:52 PM »
Mine popped up out of nowhere, too.  I do all the regular self-checks and there's no way I missed it.
Bookmark and Share
We are all walking through the Valley of the Shadow of Death

Offline Jess0617

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 127
  • Country: 00
  • Rec's: 1
  • Gender: Female
  • Mood: Calm
    Calm
  • Personal text
    • Poke This Member
Re: Melanoma scare
« Reply #13 on: March 28, 2014, 12:16:10 AM »
How long do mole biopsys generally take
Bookmark and Share

Offline Sunlover

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2097
  • Country: us
  • Rec's: 27
  • Gender: Female
  • Mood: Calm
    Calm
    • Poke This Member
Re: Melanoma scare
« Reply #14 on: March 28, 2014, 05:38:30 AM »
I'm sorry I don't have an answer for how long biopsies take, never had one, but I posted because of something that REALLY gets under my skin!!   With all this technology of ours, with how we can talk face to face in a matter of 3 seconds with someone across the world, or how we can send men to *****, and a host of other things, the medical profession STILL makes people wait and wait and wait for test results that they are so worried about!  Something is not right with that picture! 
Bookmark and Share

Offline 2jrts

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 180
  • Rec's: 1
  • Gender: Female
    • Poke This Member
Re: Melanoma scare
« Reply #15 on: March 28, 2014, 07:13:21 AM »
My son, who was about 15 at the time, was at the doctor's for a physical and she told us that he had a "suspicious mole" on his back that needed to be checked out. So off we went to the dermatologist (with me SO worried but trying not to show it), who took one look at the mole and said it was nothing. She literally glanced at the mole and was like, "that's nothing - just a normal mole." Similarly, I was at my doctor's about 15 years ago for a strange "spot" on my face. I had done my exhaustive internet research on it and decided it was something scary. He told me it was a basal cell carcinoma and referred me to a plastic surgeon for its removal. Of course that sent me over the edge. The soonest I would get in to the plastic surgeon was two months later. I ended up calling my dermatologist that week who saw me right away. He took one look at it and told me it was a pimple. A PIMPLE. It was gone in two weeks. Moral of the story: a lot of non-dermatologist doctors do not know what they are looking at when it comes to skin issues and err on the "safe side."
Bookmark and Share

Offline Ihadcancer

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1458
  • Country: us
  • Rec's: 19
  • Gender: Female
  • Mood: Okay
    Okay
  • Personal text
    • Poke This Member
Re: Melanoma scare
« Reply #16 on: March 28, 2014, 07:41:33 AM »
It might be dysplastic when means (mild, moderate to severe) that it could someday become melanoma. If it's moderate to severe, they'll cut a section out.  My doc explained to me that when he took the area that he took as much as if it had been melanoma so he knew there were no cells from that mole left anywhere in that area.  Gone and done!  I've had 2 mild and one severe. 
Bookmark and Share

Offline gatorfan04

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 54
  • Rec's: 0
  • Personal text
    • Poke This Member
Re: Melanoma scare
« Reply #17 on: March 29, 2014, 02:11:50 PM »
Mine took two weeks only because the lab had a glitch.  Normally they only take a week or less.
Bookmark and Share

Tags: