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I had biopsies on two moles a couple days ago, could they be cancer? I am only 15?

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I had biopsies on two moles a couple days ago, could they be cancer? I am only 15?

Postby sedgewik » Mon Aug 22, 2011 7:21 pm

I always see the dermatologist a few times a year. Usually for acne, but also to have my skin checked. Skin cancer runs in our family, my Nana (grandma) actually had melanoma multiple times.

One was bigger, oddly shaped and had a dark spot in the middle. The other was bigger, "egg shaped" and had a "halo" (it was on my back, I never actually saw it). She originally told us to watch them, but after my mom told her that my Nana had melanoma she said they would go ahead and remove them. She said we will get the results back in a week or so.

Could it be cancer? It's driving me nuts. I am so fair skinned (unlike the rest of my family/relatives) and I sunburn SO EASILY. And of course I don't even tan from them.

My dad has had moles removed as well (at least one of which grew back odd) but he is stubborn and won't go get checked out. But he has more pressing issues (heart problems).

What should I do? If they aren't cancer, what should I do to prevent getting cancer? If they are, what should I do?
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I had biopsies on two moles a couple days ago, could they be cancer? I am only 15?

Postby jerrel82 » Mon Aug 22, 2011 7:22 pm

I always see the dermatologist a few times a year. Usually for acne, but also to have my skin checked. Skin cancer runs in our family, my Nana (grandma) actually had melanoma multiple times.

One was bigger, oddly shaped and had a dark spot in the middle. The other was bigger, "egg shaped" and had a "halo" (it was on my back, I never actually saw it). She originally told us to watch them, but after my mom told her that my Nana had melanoma she said they would go ahead and remove them. She said we will get the results back in a week or so.

Could it be cancer? It's driving me nuts. I am so fair skinned (unlike the rest of my family/relatives) and I sunburn SO EASILY. And of course I don't even tan from them.

My dad has had moles removed as well (at least one of which grew back odd) but he is stubborn and won't go get checked out. But he has more pressing issues (heart problems).

What should I do? If they aren't cancer, what should I do to prevent getting cancer? If they are, what should I do?
If you had melanoma that runs in your family you would know it is possible for you to have it as you would have already seen multiple family members with it at a young age.
You would also know it cannot be prevented.



Most families that have a rare hereditary disease usually discuss it with family members even if they are only 15.
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