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A 41-year-old female asked:

hx of melanoma. new small bump @ base of 2nd finger, palm side. maybe benign tendon nodule. what kind of specialist should i see to be sure, and when?

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Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 64 years experience
Probably ganglion: Known that melanoma can metastasize to every organ and site in the body. Those lesions that metastasize usually Breslows 1.5-2mm in thickness and were at high risk with nodularity and ra needle aspirate will indicate if lesion cystic or solid at which time path report needed
Dr. Darryl Blinski
Plastic Surgery 46 years experience
SEE your doctir ASAP.
Oct 6, 2015

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