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Offline PennyPanic

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Age Spot or Melanoma
« on: June 23, 2014, 10:46:31 AM »
So I noticed this odd brown spot on my husband's cheek.  He has horrible skin...very fair, lots of sun throughout his life.  He has no fear of anything.  Anyhow, it's been torturing me (the brown spot) and I finally made an appt for him with derm they're squeezing him in on Thursday.

I had to fight him and I'll have to fight to get him on the car on Thurs.  He's already told me he won't consent to a biopsy (yeah right...we'll...I'll fight him on that too).

We are two idiots...me for worry 24/7/365...him for not worrying enough.  Together we make some sort of normal person.

Anyhow, I know you have no clue whether it's a simple age spot (he's 53 - lots of sun damage) or something worse or something different altogether.  But can you keep me/him in your prayers? Any encouraging words are welcome but a good thought and prayer are especially welcome.

Hang in there everybody.
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Re: Age Spot or Melanoma
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2014, 02:08:14 PM »
Definitely sending good vibes and prayers. It's probably just an age spot but it's always best to have those things checked out and, besides, given his pale skin and history of sun exposure it doesn't hurt to have a baseline check with a derm anyway.
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Re: Age Spot or Melanoma
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2014, 08:39:37 AM »
Thank you Sunshine

Today is the day.  I'm trying to hold it together and at least appear normal. 

I'm scared. 
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Re: Age Spot or Melanoma
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2014, 09:41:18 AM »
I have a bazillion age spots.  I got my first one when I was pregnant at age 31.
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Re: Age Spot or Melanoma
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2014, 01:24:23 PM »
So...for the next worried person.

Wasn't melanoma
Wasn't an age spot
Was a seborrheic keratosis  = totally benign...only treatment is cosmetic.

Thank God.

I hope my HA will give me a break for a little while now.

Thank you all for your support.
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Re: Age Spot or Melanoma
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2014, 06:49:09 AM »
I've been getting those all over since my mid 20s. I'm 38 now. I HATE them. Every year at my annual derm appt, I have her freeze a bunch of them. I always have plenty of new ones the next year.
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