Top 20 Doctor insights on: Melanoma in armpit
Unfortunately yes: Melanomas are most commonly caused by sun exposure, but they rarely do appear in strange places...I have seen/known patients who have had melanomas come up under their fingernails, in the mouth or sinuses, etc. If you notice any moles on your body which are changing, have them looked at. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A condition in which some element of your skin--which is one of the most complex organs in the body--degenerates into cancer. The three most common types of skin cancer are: basal cell, squamous cell, and melanoma which occur in that order and degree of aggressiveness. Although heredity plays a major role, sun exposure and tobacco use and ...Read more
My dermatologist found a melanoma on my arm. She will remove it tomorrow, how long till I know how serious it is?
Less than a week: If most of the lesion was sampled with a biopsy first then the severity or stage of the melanoma is known. Melanoma in situ and thin melanomas are excised with appropriate margins and the cure rate is extremely high. Once the dermatologist removes the lesion with appropriate margins there is a small chance that the pathologist may upstage the melanoma. It takes about a week to get results back. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Melanoma/bruise: Melanoma can appear anywhere. The color is usually dark brown/black and irregular. Melanomas can be flat or a bump but don't usually have a bruise unless there has been trauma to the area on top of it. A bruise is caused by bleeding under the skin. A bruise can become dark, but eventually becomes lighter, green and then yellow. It will go away. If the lesion bleeds or gets larger, see a doc ...Read more
I have a mole on my arm that I noticed a tiny black speck in. I don't know how long it's been that way. Should I be concerned about melanoma?
No way to tell: See skin doctorGet a more detailed answer ›
I have a small colourless lump on the top of my arm for 4wks. It has got slightly bigger in that time. I am concerned it might be a nodular melanoma
I had a surgery to remove melanoma, 2 years ago. It was in my upperarm. Now I'm having bad pain in my arm right arm and can barely lift it. I also have factor 5. What should I do?
I'm concerned I may have melanoma. I have multiple moles bothering me as well as other symptoms/signs. The one on my arm has changed from one small dark spot on it to 3 dark spots at least. The area around it and now and now pretty much my entire body is
Dermatological eval: See your dermatologist to find out what this is. ...Read more
Would melanoma from upper arm (pt2a 1.3mm superficial spreading, no ulceration) spread to node under chin?
Rare but possible: This depth of melanoma usually has about a 10% risk of sprading to lymph nodes. The most common site would be to the armpit lymph nodes, but melanoma is very evasive and can spread just about anywhere. Talk to your doctor/surgeon to see if you need the chin lymph node further evaluated. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I picked off a small mole looking spot off of my arm (2mm.) I couldn't have picked off melanoma right? It came off easily and has been there 3+ years.
Pinkish red pimple like bump on my arm. What are the odds of nodular melanoma appearing this way? It has been there about a week.
Bump: A red bump of short duration may represent a pimple or cyst to name a couple of diagnoses. If the lesion persists for more than a few weeks, it should be diagnosed by a dermatologist to make sure it is not a nodular melanoma (typically but not always black in color) or basal cell carcinoma (bleeding, pearly, non healing growth). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a small mole on my right arm. It's always been slightly raised. Seems different now though. Looks half white, half brown. Melanoma?
2mmRaised blood spot on arm at elbow 3 weeks no injury scratched it top came off very easily bleed very small amount now flat wound. Nodular melanoma?
Can a normal brown mole that turns black with an irregular red border overnight be all of a suddden melanoma? Could it be from a rhogam shot the day before in the same arm?
Unlikely: Laser treatment will not cause a melanoma. The mole I assume was in the area where the hairs were lasered and probably received some of the energy and got a little inflamed. If it were a melanoma, then it would have had to been that way prior to the laser treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
There is a mole on my back. A surgeon told me its not melanoma. Around it there is pain and it causes pain to my right arm too. Infection?
Need exam: Now that you know what the mole "isn't", I would ask him/her what it "is". It sounds like you are have enough symptoms to warrant removing the mole and examining it under a microscope to see what it is. An infection should cause the skin to turn red, with swelling, and pus drainage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Noninvasive melanoma 8yrs ago on arm pain/tingling there now Dr says its scar tissue from the surgery...thoughts? Have rotator cuff tear same area
Melanoma and eye exams. My father had a zero stage melanoma removed from his arm about 5 years ago. Should he be seeing an eye doctor regularly to check for melanoma in his eye tissue? I keep trying to get him to the eye doctor - he clearly needs glasse
Sure: It is unlikely that he will develop melanoma in the eye. But he should definitely see his eye for an exam and to get those glasses. Also he should be seeing a dermatologist several times a year. Once you develop on melanoma, you are more likely to develop more. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers