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Why Would Doctors Remove An Atypical Nevus
Please tell me if a lentiginous junctional dysplastic nevus is really melanoma in situ. My doctor won't respond.
There is a subtle di: Melanoma in situ is different than a dysplastic nevus, but it is a continuum. They both need to be treated in the same manner, re-excision with a negative margin.But remember one is a cancer the other one is a precursor of cancer. So it has long term health implications for health insurance etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Reduce cancer risk: Skin cancers like melanoma are totally curable when they are caught early enough. Changes in moles signal a possible start of skin cancer. If the doctor is not sure..Or if he/she is sure..The best policy is to remove the mole. After it is looked at by the pathologist, it can be determined if it is cancerous..Which may require a new surgery or not cancerous in which case it is now gone. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Prevention: Atypical nevi have a higher propensity to become cancerous. If it is excised that chance is eliminated. Sometimes we excise them to treat and diagnose at the same time. Sending the excised lesion to a pathologist for exam will tell us exactly what it is. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
i had undergone a penis glans biopsy to remove a melanocytic nevus. The biopsy was done a month back (excision of melanocytic nevi on g?
What should I do if I had a mole removed like a month or 2 ago and the doctor said it was permal nevus?
Dermal nevus: The doctor had a lisp or it was a dermal nevus. Harmless! ...Read more
Why don't doctors remove dysphasia moles when they see them? Especially when they insist on getting good margins when they do take one out?
Excision nevus: You either did not have exactly explained to for what was the procedure or you did not understand. Sounds like you had an 'incisional biopsy'. Thus only a portion was removed just to obtain a diagnosis. If that diagnosis was for complete excision than you need a second procedure. Otherwise 'excisional biopsy' was what you might have thought you were getting. Best to discuss with your doc... ...Read more
I have multiple small moles on my face. What is the best procedure to remove them without scaring. What type of Doctor should preform the procedure?
Facial lesions/scars: There are NEVER any guarantees no mater which specialty of doctor removes any facial lesion. The normal healing process is scar formation. Best to seek a boarded PS to discuss. ...Read more
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