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A freckle I've had for years has turned into a mole?

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A freckle I've had for years has turned into a mole?

Postby eijaz » Mon Apr 11, 2011 8:59 am

I'm 16 and I've had this freckle on my shoulder since I was a kid. Just now I noticed that it has a lump. I don't know if that is serious or not because I basically always wear tops that cover my shoulders... Should I see a doctor? Is this a sign of skin cancer?
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A freckle I've had for years has turned into a mole?

Postby demothi » Mon Apr 11, 2011 9:04 am

Thats not uncommen.

Most people devolope moles, sometimes lumpy ones, in their lives. At 16 skin cancer is a very unlikely thing. Unless perhaps you have been tanning heavily since you were 3.
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A freckle I've had for years has turned into a mole?

Postby morio » Mon Apr 11, 2011 9:13 am

I dont think its serious but i think your'e not gonna rest until you have this confirmed.
Going to your doc will do nothing but reassure you so make an appointment just to be completely convinced then put it right out of your head.
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A freckle I've had for years has turned into a mole?

Postby honani » Mon Apr 11, 2011 9:19 am

Are you a sun worshipper? If not, it's unlikely cancerous. I wouldn't jump to conclusions. But, have it checked to relieve your mind. Good luck!
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