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Re: Recommended Tests

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    ALA
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      To answer your question Molly, the original excision was performed by my primary care physician to remove a suspect mole after my insurance was in force.  I had conferred with my physician some months prior when he suggested that the mole should be removed but delayed doing so.  I have an inherited trait from my mother in that we seem to produce an excessive number of moles and a few previous excisions were all benign.  I took a chance that this one would be benign also and was wrong.  In any event, I believe the insurance administrator used the original recommendation as proof of the pre-existing nature even though the actual biopsy resulting in the diagnosis didn't occur until later.  Thanks for your reply and best of luck to you and your husband.  Alan

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