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Dr burned two moles off 6yr ago. No pathology. How would i know if there was a concern now re melanoma? What should I do now ?
Ablated nevi: If you don't have any growths in the scars that resulted from the ablation, its really unlikely you have anything to worry about. Ablation of moles does carry the risk of a delay in diagnosis of skin cancer but if you truly had something there, i would expect it to have showed itself by now. You do need to see your doctor if any growths or pigmentation develop. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Skin is the largest and one of the most complex organs in the body composed of hundreds of different structures. Nearly any of these elements can degenerate into cancer. However the three most common 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 & ...Read more
My pathology report states junctional and lentiginous melanocytic nevus, extending to the peripheral edge. Is this melanoma?.
Mole, not cancer: Here is a translation of your path report: Junctional- location as it relates to depth in the skin, the junction between epidermis and dermis. lentiginous- means flat dark spot, melanocytic- made up of pigment cells (melanocytes), nevus - a lesion that contains nevus cells a type of melanocyte, aka "mole". This is a benign spot that appears to have been completely removed. Not a malignancy. ...Read more
Suspicious mole removed came back completely normal on pathology report. Is there a chance they could have missed a melanoma?
Pathology said possible spitz nevus cells, surgery set in month. Should I find someone who can do it sooner? I've heard can be confused with melanoma.
How often do pathologists miss melanoma? I have a mole that grew back and although the pathology was normal, i still want the regrowth removed. But it would require excision which is a bit excessive.
Get 3rd opinion: Pigmented skin lesions are the most troublesome biopsies in pathology. The very fact of recurrence would make the original pathologist eager to have the glass slides seen by colleagues. Your physician can arrange this. And don't hesitate to have the lesion re-excised with a fair margin. A recurrent pigmented skin lesion probably looks nastier than any scar. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Pathology moderate atypical dysplastic nevus, recommend further excision. Is this cancer/melanoma?
Depends on test: A general physical examination may the only thing needed, if no suspicious lesions are noted and the cost would be of a visit. If a suspicious lesion is noted and needs biopsy then the costs include the cost of surgical procedure and diagnostic work up by pathology. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: The long term effects of having melanoma depend on how deep the cancer is at diagnosis and whether it has spread beyond the skin. For very thin (in situ) lesions, there is very little impact after the lesion is treated. On the other end of the spectrum, thicker melanomas that my have spread can be fatal. If you have been diagnosed with melanoma, discuss your prognosis with your dermatologist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have been told I have subungual melanoma but its not in a line. Is this seriouse it has a dark spot at the bottom and is a brownie purple colour?
Melanoma iscancer of melanocytes. Melanocytesare cells that produce the dark pigment, melanin, which is responsible for the color of skin. These cells predominantly occur in skin, but are also found in other parts of the body, including the bowel and the eye (see uveal melanoma). Melanoma can originate in any part of the ...Read more
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