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acral lentiginous melanoma- Seattle

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    AlkiDancer
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      I am a 36 year old female with a VERY heavy family history of cancer including a mother who had melanoma, breast cancer and ovarian cancer who died at age 51.

       

      I have a dark wide line on my right thumb and a wide lighter line on my left thumb of which I have now been to two derms for.

       

      The first told me it was concerning but she didn't have the medical experience to biopsy. The second agreed to biopsy then the day of the appt. changed his mind. I was so angry I actually broke out in hives.

       

      So, now I am looking for a derm in seattle that can see me SOON adn biopsy this thing. Seattle Cancer Care referred me to UW Derm but their nail derm can't get me in till Jan its early Sept.!

       

      There might be a doctor assoicated with Swedish who does this biopsy but they were not sure till they could talk to him when he is back in clinic later this week… which really did not make me feel great about this over all clinics knowledge.

       

      Any advice?

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        Janner
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          Just a thought, but maybe a podiatrist?  They deal with toenails and do biopsies, I'm certain.  Can't imagine much difference between toe and thumb, really.  I've been to a few in my day and nail issues are certainly in there knowledge base.  A little out of the box, but maybe easier to get an appt.

          Janner
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            Just a thought, but maybe a podiatrist?  They deal with toenails and do biopsies, I'm certain.  Can't imagine much difference between toe and thumb, really.  I've been to a few in my day and nail issues are certainly in there knowledge base.  A little out of the box, but maybe easier to get an appt.

            Janner
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              Just a thought, but maybe a podiatrist?  They deal with toenails and do biopsies, I'm certain.  Can't imagine much difference between toe and thumb, really.  I've been to a few in my day and nail issues are certainly in there knowledge base.  A little out of the box, but maybe easier to get an appt.

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