Mole Removal Q&A
Atypical + Mole Removal
Had A Mole Biopsy, Told It Was Atypical; How Will I Know If It Turns Into Melanoma/Becomes Cancerous?
I had a biopsy on a mole, and I was wondering if a pathologist could mistake an atypical mole as an ordinary benign mole? I hear that atypical moles... READ MORE
My pathology report came back Melancytic Nevus, Intradermal Nevus, with focal atypia. The reports indicate that there are orderly nests of Melancytic... READ MORE
Hi.I'm 26 years old and I developed a new mole at 14 weeks pregnant.It is big as a pencil eraser and it is irregular.I have 6 more atypical moles.I... READ MORE
My 14 year old daughter had a 3-4 mm mole removed from her thigh by shaving. The biopsy showed it to be mildly atypical. 3 months later we went into... READ MORE
Had a nevus removed by shaving, came back benign (compound) nevus. In 3 weeks after scab fell off, black spot (darker than original) appeared on... READ MORE
A dermatologist removed a nickel-sized mole from my chin in oct 2011, had it biopsied, told me that it had "atypical cells" they didn't remove &... READ MORE
I am 35 y.o. with a history of severely atypical nevus (removed 5 years ago). I had another biopsy done recently and it showed that I have a mole with... READ MORE
15 months after biopsy it is extremely difficult for dermatologist to even detect site as there is a very small scar but no pigmentation. Is... READ MORE
On July 7, a dermatologist removed a small freckle/mole from my left calf. It was about 2 mm in diameter. It came back as severely atypical. It was... READ MORE
What situations would prompt such a wide excision to be preformed on an atypical nevus or is this normal practice?
Subsequent to a biopsy, I was diagnosed with two atypical nevi. I was advised that an excision of both would be necessary. In the middle of my back, I... READ MORE
I had a biopsy performed about three weeks ago and unfortunately will require surgery for an atypical mole. The surgery will be in another two weeks... READ MORE
I went to the derm for a one month follow up (to actinic keratosis on face) and asked her to look at a new 4mm mole on my back (wasnt there last yr).... READ MORE
I recently found out I have a severe atypical mole near my nipple - shave biopsy. the mole was quite small but given its location I'm nervous about... READ MORE
I had a stage 1a SFS melanoma removed 2 years ago. Have been getting seen by a dermatologist every 6 months since with many removed moles but none... READ MORE
I am a 26 years old male. A new mole appeared on my right palm 2 months ago and was removed by a shave biopsy on April 1st. Today I got a call about... READ MORE
2 pre-melanoma moles; one punched, one just shaved off. Is it possible to get rid of it completely by shaving it off with razor?
2 moles shave biopsied and came from pathology as "premelanoma/atypical" 1st one, was small and was slightly raised,this one has been removed by... READ MORE
Hello! I had a flesh colored mole removed from my back 2 weeks ago. Just got my results back and they say it's atypical. I have no family history of... READ MORE
Hi. I have a 1cm atypical mole which is concerning me and saw a dermatologist today. She did a dermoscopy and said I must come back in 3 months to... READ MORE
I am a patient with two bouts of melanoma, my doctor recently took another mole off my back and it came back atypical nevi.
What does this mean? I am 65 years old and it's been 23 years since my last melanoma and I am also currently about 3.5 years in remission from... READ MORE