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What Are The Steps To Take To Get A Suspicious Mole Checked
A suspicious mole is one that may look different or worrisome for skin cancer. This could be because of its color, irregular border, size, shape or other aspects of its appearance. See a dermatologist in these cases, but a suspicious mole should be biopsied or removed ...Read more
I'm having a suspicious mole checked out tomorrow at a health clinic , what should I be expecting?
Exam and: Exam and if suspicious looking to MD, either referral for removal or removal at that time. ...Read more
Atypical Lesion: A suspicious mole is one that may look different or worrisome for skin cancer. This could be because of its color, irregular border, size, shape or other aspects of its appearance. See a dermatologist in these cases, but a suspicious mole should be biopsied or removed to get a diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pathology processing: Takes time, includes preparation of the tissue, fixing the tissue, causing it to adhere to the slide, staining it with dyes, and now ubiquitous immunological markers before a pathologisty can read the slide, and render an opinion. If there is a question, this goes from 36 hours, to weeks. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
100% or 0%: Don't guess odds. A suspicious mole needs to come off. It's either cancer and your life is probably saved, or it's inconsequential. Neglect a suspicious lesion, and there's a fair chance you will pay with your life. A dermatologist can guess malignancy with pretty good accuracy in a suspicious mole, but it's never certain and criteria for moles that should come off are basically scientific. ...Read more
Suspicious mole removed came back completely normal on pathology report. Is there a chance they could have missed a melanoma?
The suspicious mole is on the right side of my back , the swollen lymph node is the back right side of my neck , are they related?
Hope not: Go see a dermatologist now and get this looked at critically and biopsied if necessary. Do asap. Good luck. ...Read more
How can I tell if I had a shave or excisional biopsy to remove a suspicious mole? Dr used local &?scalpel, around margins of mole. Some pigment return
Suspicious mole removed near hamstring 2 yrs ago. benign. small pea sized lump recently developed. cancer or cyst?
Have a suspicious mole on my neck, it gets a little bit of sun exposure when I walk places. Would mild sun speed up potential cancer growth?
May be: If you cannot see the mole with a mirror, have a trusted friend of family member take pictures of it and have the person check the more every couple of months to see if there is any change. If you suspect any change, please consult your doctor. If it is causing you anxiety, you may consider having it removed. ...Read more
Small suspicious mole on upper inner thigh on a 15 year old boy. We are seeing a plastic surgeon in 2 weeks but I am worried sick.Is that too long?
Is there any itching associated with skin cancer? My doctor recently referred me to a Dermatologist about a suspicious mole on arm. Seems itchier now
Going to get thumb-size mole checked. I'm very tense person due to spasticity. Should I take muscle relaxer? Would that interfere w/med used to numb?
I have had this mole on my chest for all my life. It doesn't pain or bother me really but should I get it checked?
Change ?: If a mole has been present for many years and has not grown or changed in any way , chances are good that it is benign. But if it enlarges , thickens , becomes irregular, discolored or inflamed or bleeds -- it is imperative to have it checked. ...Read more
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