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I had a dysplastic nevus removed and it recurred. Should I worry?

I had a dysplastic nevus removed and it recurred. Should I worry?

Dysplastic nevi: "the moles look unusual, clinically, and they have some features in common with melanoma, so they may get biopsied. When they get biopsied, they may have some cytologic atypia, which is reported as mildly dysplastic, moderately dysplastic or severely dysplastic. This report may cause the dermatologist to re-excise the lesion to make sure that it is all gone. Get the dysplastic mole removed. ...Read more

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Moles (Definition)

A mole (also called a nevus) is a localized overgrowth of pigment-producing cells (melanocytes) in the skin. Most moles are benign. However, these cells can become cancerous. This is known as melanoma, ...Read more


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What to do if i had a mole removed like a month or 2 ago and the doctor said it was permal nevus?

Dermal nevus: Did the dermatologists a dermal nevus? If that is the case, these are normal. Its means that part of the mole is above your skin and the rest is below the top layer of your skin which is called the dermis. ...Read more

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Had mole shave biopsied, was benign.. do I ever have to worry about it again... there is dark spot and pigment on scar dr said was ok 6 mos after

Had mole shave biopsied, was benign.. do I ever have to worry about it again... there is dark spot and pigment on scar dr said was ok 6 mos after

Yes: If you have had a mole suspicious enough to require a biopsy, you should be checked every 6 months for at least a couple of years. It's concerning that there is still some pigment there. Ask for an explanation. ...Read more

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After having a 18cm cyst removed, pathology said that it had precancerous cells. My right ovary was already removed due to torsion. Should I worry?

After having a  18cm cyst removed, pathology said that it had precancerous cells. My right ovary was already removed due to torsion. Should I worry?

Probably not: Any cyst of the ovary over 5 cm. has to be considered as one that has or will possibly undergo malignant transformation. If removing an 18 cm cyst showed premalignant cells, the removal if complete should be curative. To make sure, follow up should periodically have a CA125 which while not diagnostic does have monitoring value. If that marker elevates than do a CAT scan. ...Read more

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If I have a mole removed that was malignant, do I still have to be treated with radiation therapy?

If I have a mole removed that was malignant, do I still have to be treated with radiation therapy?

Generally, no: If your margins were clear and there were no involved metastatic lymph nodes, then we would not recommend any radiation therapy. ...Read more

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Had a 2mm mole removed on heel today.Dr asked if I had it all my life and I haven't. She said if I did, then it was okay otherwise remove it. Why?

Because the concern : Is that it may be something dangerous like a skin cancer. If you were born with it the odds of it being cancer vs a birthmark or mole (nevus) are in favor of the latter. ...Read more

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I had a mole removed from my abs and margins were cleared. It then formed a keloid. Am I good, or do I have to return? What should I look out for?

I had a mole removed from my abs and margins were cleared. It then formed a keloid. Am I good, or do I have to return? What should I look out for?

Is it bothersome?: Keloids are enlarged scars that are larger than the original wound. They form for unknown reasons and are generally harmless but can become itchy or uncomfortable. If your keloid is bothersome for you, then there a variety of treatment options that are available to you. If it does not bother you, then you can leave it and not worry about it. ...Read more

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About 2 years ago I had a precancerous brown spot removed by a dermatologist. What remains is white. Could it still be cancerous? I think it's grown.

About 2 years ago I had a precancerous brown spot removed by a dermatologist. What remains is white. Could it still be cancerous? I think it's grown.

Skin lesion: The excised precancerous area likely lacks pigmentation, which may be why it appears white. If the site has changed in size, color, or irregularity of the margins, get an evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a gist tumour should I get it removed?

I have a gist tumour should I get it removed?

There isn't enough: Information provided to give you a direct answer on this. I would encourage you to have the tumor medically evaluated. The physician/ surgeon will be able to better advise you on the best course of action. Take care. ...Read more

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Yeah I got a colonoscopy about 3 weeks ago and I still have severe diarrhea is that normal or should I be concerned they cut a pre-cancerous polyp out?

Yeah I got a colonoscopy about 3 weeks ago and I still have severe diarrhea is that normal or should I be concerned they cut a pre-cancerous polyp out?

No concern: medication taken to clean bowel could lead to diarrhea but having removed or not removed polyp, unless latter was malignant is unassociated with bowel malignancy. Unless congenital polyposis with APC gene mutations present, polyps only associated with 5% of bowel carcinomas. Latter derived from field effect, transformation possibly related to infection from organisms like polyoma virus ...Read more

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Had a cervical polyp removed two weeks ago would a doctor of contacted me already if it was cancerous? Worried

Had a cervical polyp removed two weeks ago would a doctor of contacted me already if it was cancerous? Worried

Here in the U.S yes: I am not sure how it is in Australia. If however you are worried, pick up the phone and give them a call. Worrying leads to stress which subsequently creates other issues. ...Read more

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I recently had a mole removed and it healed up perfect. The biopsy came back pos. For basil cell. What should I do now?

I recently had a mole removed and it healed up perfect.  The biopsy came back pos. For basil cell. What should I do now?

Depends: Most of the time additional treatment is required. These tumors often have "roots" so to speak, and despite healing up, there is often residual skin cancer that will come back in a few months to years. Treatment at that time may not be as simple. ...Read more

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I had surgical breast biopsy then atypical hyperplasia removal. Was this necessary? What would have happened if i hadn't intervened?

I had surgical breast biopsy then atypical hyperplasia removal. Was this necessary? What would have happened if i hadn't intervened?

Hard to know: You apparently had a breast mass or an imaging abnormality. It was not feasible to know the nature of the lesion without removing and examination by a pathologist. If is good that it was not cancer. ...Read more

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Dysplastic Nevus (Definition)

A dysplastic nevus is a mole stuck in limbo. It is not a skin cancer but has some abnormal features that make it a concern. I hope this information is helpful. Stephen weber, M.D., f.A.C.S. Lone ...Read more


Excise (Definition)

To surgically remove an organ or body part or tissue. This is done with ...Read more