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Advice needed- Janner please respond

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    Maureen038
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      My husband has had stage four acral litigious melanoma for two years. He is on the ipi/nivolumbab phase one trial and is stable. My concern is my 27 year old son in the last month has had three colorless hard bumps appear (one on an arm, one on the neck and one on the chest). I took him to the dermatologist yesterday and gave the history of my husband. The appointment to remove them is next week and the doctor said it will probably need a few stitches. Since I wasn't in the room during the exam, I'm assuming the doctor is doing punch biopsies on all three bumps. Is this the correct approach?

      Maureen

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        Janner
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          Stitches imply either a punch or excisional.  Both are fine.  Shaves are my least favority method of removal but don't require stitches – so it sounds like the shave biopsy technique isn't on the schedule.  Hopefully, these things are NOTHING!  ๐Ÿ™‚

          Janner
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            Stitches imply either a punch or excisional.  Both are fine.  Shaves are my least favority method of removal but don't require stitches – so it sounds like the shave biopsy technique isn't on the schedule.  Hopefully, these things are NOTHING!  ๐Ÿ™‚

            Janner
            Participant

              Stitches imply either a punch or excisional.  Both are fine.  Shaves are my least favority method of removal but don't require stitches – so it sounds like the shave biopsy technique isn't on the schedule.  Hopefully, these things are NOTHING!  ๐Ÿ™‚

                Maureen038
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                  Thank you so much for your advice! I hope it's nothing too.

                  Maureen

                  Maureen038
                  Participant

                    Thank you so much for your advice! I hope it's nothing too.

                    Maureen

                    Maureen038
                    Participant

                      Thank you so much for your advice! I hope it's nothing too.

                      Maureen

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