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I wake up multiple times a night I have done the whole sleep routine, same sleep and wake time, dark cool room, no tv caffeine etc. Tried teas and mel?
Is early melanoma really curable? If a person has a lesion for several months & it turns out to be melanoma, will it be too late? Can mel be white?
Maybe, Maybe, Yes: Nobody watches their skin so closely that they can be certain how long a lesion has been present. Many melanomas stay at the junction between dermis and epidermis for at least months before they invade and have the power to kill. "amelanotic" melanomas are various shades of cream / white. The key is to get the suspicious lesion off and examined. ...Read more
I had a mole removed that came back as junctional nevus I have to go back for more skin around the site removed what does this mean is it probsble mel?
No.: Junctional nevus is a benign lesion. Ask your doctor why more tissue needs to be removed. It may be because the pathologist saw something in the specimen that he wasn't absolutely sure was benign, or there may be another reason. You have a right to know. ...Read more
I'm 43 haven't had a cycle in 3 months, getting negative pregnancy test, but I have alot of pregnancy symptoms. What is going on with mel?
Path on mole came back mildly atypical but no clear margins. Derm gave choice to watch or take more. I'm having more taken. Could change to Mel?
Mole: Probably should have re-excision for clear margins. ...Read more
My mum is having chemotherapy, thalidomide and other medicines to treat myeloma. Is it safe for her to take mel life honey?
I have a mole on my leg that has all the abcde's- matches mel pics. I've had it 4 yrs though. It couldn't be melanoma then, right?
Would have to: You would have to have the mole biopsied to absolutely find out. ...Read more
Small, thin 2mm dark mole removedvia shave biopsy. "slightly atypical with clear margins" doc says done. Should more tissue be taken? Mom died of Mel.
Atypical mole: A biopsy report of "slightly atypical with clear margins" does not indicate melanoma or a need to remove more tissue. However, the accuracy of the biopsy report depends on the reliability of the pathologist. If your instinct leaves you in doubt, you might ask for a second opinion from a different pathologist. ...Read more
Health and stress: The well known--diet, exercise, and stress reduction. It is so important to learn how to manage our emotions, which are most related to stress, which cause us to eat poorly or get off our diet, which cause us to overlook our exercise, and which have been related to disease and illness. Lots of good ways to do this--relaxation exercises, mindfulness practices, lots! ...Read more