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Waiting on a biopsy

***update (or not really). Been over a week since my appt and still no results. I’ve had way too much time to Google and am a complete mess. Apparently melanoma can spread fast and not knowing when this stupid mole even appeared as me thinking the worst.

I'm terrified, so of course I've come to the internet.

I went to the dermatologist today to get a skin tag removed, and she uncovered a fun surprise. A mole she suspects is melanoma. I did NOT see this coming. I'm fair skinned and by no means a sun worshipper. It was on the back of my very upper leg; I'd never even seen or noticed it. The DR had a terrible beside manner and was not very reassuring that I'd be "ok".

So now I Google and wait.

I'd been so scared of COVID, and now Effing Melanoma may be what gets me.
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NotJamieM · 46-50, M
I've had a number of those things removed. Mine weren't melanoma, but we're basal cell. (Not sure I spelled that right.). But in talking to my dermatologist, he says he removed melanoma ones also - and he wasn't talking about those patients in the past tense, lol. The procedure itself isn't all that bad. The worst part for me was not being able to work out for a few weeks (because you don't want to mess up the stitching).
 
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