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Have you ever had a mole that turned out to be malignant melanoma?

  1. oceansnsunsets profile image89
    oceansnsunsetsposted 5 years ago

    Have you ever had a mole that turned out to be malignant melanoma?

    If you have, what did you have done if anything, to treat it?

  2. Shanna11 profile image93
    Shanna11posted 5 years ago

    I've had about a dozen moles removed and one turned out to have cancerous growth-beyond removal, treatment depends on the extent of growth. If it is not beyond the mole, removal and mole checks in the future should suffice as treatment. If the growth has extended beyond the mole, you should discuss treatment options with your doctor.  With my mole removal, I just have to go in yearly for mole checks and be cautious in the sun.

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      NicolaMainposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      i have a mole that is half pink half dark brown.. sometimes it gets itchy.. do you think this could be a sign of malignant melanoma?

    2. Ari Lamstein profile image81
      Ari Lamsteinposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      You are describing discoloration, which is one of the "ABCDs" of skin cancer detection (http://bit.ly/5I2VKv).  You should see a doctor!

 
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