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A tan freckle that has changed on the scar from a previous melanoma in Situ.

Forums Cutaneous Melanoma Community A tan freckle that has changed on the scar from a previous melanoma in Situ.

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    Tset
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    Hi. I had a lentigo maligna( melanoma in Situ) removed by a WLE 3 years ago on the center of my chest, I was 34 years old. I have had freckles on my chest most of my life. After the WLE 3 years ago I still had a few freckles close to the scar an one on the scar where the skin was pulled together. I have now noticed a few tiny black dots in the freckle that has been on the scar. The black dots weren’t there 6 months ago nor a month ago as I always look. My question is since these small freckles( light brown in color have been there since the excision and one is now turning into a melanoma I feel certain ( go to derm tomorrow for my 6 month check) would this be a local recurrence or a primary that just happens to be on the scar. It is a pretty small freckle. Thanks,Tset

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      Jamie1960
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      I have had similar concerns about freckles, etc. reappearing directly within WLE scar site; my oncologist considers them to be just freckles / age spots so take a deep breath and see your doctor

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        Tset
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        Thanks for the response. I went to the dermatologist and she said it was a plugged pore. she got it out and i was relieved. However, It has been 6 months and i had my 6 month skin check. She noticed the same freckle looked a little darker on one side that wasnt there 6 months ago. If this is melanoma would it be considered another primary since It was a freckle that was on the scar or would it be a reccurrance? Thanks

         

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