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How is melanoma of the thumbnail treated

A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Kimlinger
36 years experience Family Medicine
See a doctor: If you have ANY concerns about possible melanoma, see a physician. The melanoma "rules" (asymmetry, border, color, diameter, and evolution) are indica ... Read More

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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Orr
43 years experience Surgical Oncology
Maybe: Definitely have it checked out. You can start with a primary doc, but you may need to see a dermatologist. Here are some examples http://www.Dermne ... Read More
Dr. Christopher Scott
17 years experience Dermatology
Need evaluation: A linear dark streak on the nail needs to be evaluated by a physician to rule out melanoma. If the proximal nail fold (at the cuticle) is discolored, ... Read More
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Dr. Travis Kidner
16 years experience Surgical Oncology
Time to see your doc: A vertical line could be a sign of melanoma. Time to see your friendly dermatologist.
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
See below: Visit this site for into on this topic: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/320687.php
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Corinne Kauderer
35 years experience Wound care
Nail lines: Any lines running through a nail should be biopsied. Go see a dermatologist if it's your thumbnail.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
I understand your co: Your concern is valid as melanoma in blacks affects nail beds more often than in whites. But what it is too early to tell. I would advise you to look ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rafael Ubeda
43 years experience Family Medicine
Very difficult: Melanoma is a malignant tumor if the skin , the Dx is often difficult , generally done by biopsy ?, if you are afraid , you need to go to a dermato ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Color: Not typical of melanoma, but like any other skin lesion having your doc take a look at it is always a good idea.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Let the Dermatologis: I think you have already engaged two dermatologists who agree that you do not have melanoma . I would trust them and keep an eye on your nail for any ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maricer Escalon
21 years experience Hematology and Oncology
No: Melanoma is not common in a 26 year old and it would not come off from a simple scratch. If you still have a dark mole/spot you are concerned about p ... Read More
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