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Offline Bulan

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Re: Very scared about a new spot on my skin...
« Reply #10 on: June 03, 2014, 02:07:15 AM »
Also, does anyone know what percentage of new moles are benign vs. cancerous?
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Offline ShawnW

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Re: Very scared about a new spot on my skin...
« Reply #11 on: June 03, 2014, 10:42:42 AM »
Thanks, Shawn. Were any of your spots raised?

I'm so afraid... Can anyone give me any more feedback about this? I need to talk about this, please...

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Re: Very scared about a new spot on my skin...
« Reply #12 on: June 03, 2014, 01:29:09 PM »
Bulan :) glad I'm not the only one on both forums! hope you're feeling reassured now? Xx
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Re: Very scared about a new spot on my skin...
« Reply #13 on: June 03, 2014, 05:11:46 PM »
Bulan!

my mole actually had all the characteristics to the skin cancer rule "abcde" it was Assymetric, did not have a normal Border, its Color was a little darker, the Diameter of my mole was 6mm by 5mm which is considered large, and it was slightly Elevated and seemed to grow quickly from being a normal mole out of nowhere. It was also sensitive to touch especially when my shirt rubbed it. that is what made me get it checked out. the dr looked at it under her microscope and then looked at me with these sad eyes like i was going to die. It was the scariest two weeks of my life! im not a moley person i have maybe less than 20 all over the body or if i have more they are small. i had a black looking one on the bottom of my foot. the color scared me more than anything. it wasnt that big but it did have an irregular border. again completely normal. Pregnancy does make you sprout more moles. i got more while pregnant. also the sun causes some benign moles as well.

i wouldnt worry much about it at all.
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Re: Very scared about a new spot on my skin...
« Reply #14 on: December 05, 2014, 02:27:03 AM »
Thanks, everyone, for your replies. I wanted to update you, in case anyone was wondering how it turned out.

The very next morning after I discovered this spot, I dropped in on my general surgeon without an appointment. He had removed moles for me in the past. He agreed to see me, and removed the mole that same morning. It came back benign, although he said it was a type that could develop into cancer down the road.

So I'm thankful he was so accommodating!!
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