Just found out the suspicious mole I noticed a while ago (1-2 years ago) is Melanoma. Dr look it off last week and after the test results he dug out all around where it was yesterday. I only went to the dermatologist to check over my red headed, 4 year old daughter who has multiple moles thru her hair that are large, odd shaped, and just different. The Dr said not to worry about her until 10-12 years old but when I asked him to look at my odd mole he said "now that one has to come off now". Now I have 18 stitches on my back and I'm terrified that at 37 I'm going to leave my husband with our 5 kids, ages 10-2, all alone. I've been told I have a 1/500 chance to have the 0.18mm breakthrough getting in my bloodstream but a chance is a chance. Anyway, after reading some of these testimonies I feel better, but I guess it's going to take a while to feel comfortable being one with cancer. I just go back and forth feeling mad that I didn't see someone earlier and thankful I thought to ask on my way out of Ellie's Appt. I'm still puzzled why? That mole was under my bra strap, in a spot where the sun rarely shines. I'm fair skinned and with green eyes which I learned recently is bad, but what else could I have done to fend this off? I use sunscreen. I eat well. I exercise. It all just sucks.View Thread
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