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Hello! I had wide excision surgery and sentinel lymph node biopsy for melanoma on the back of my left thigh in December 2021. I missed my skin check in March, but had one at the end of May where all was good. I just noticed slight change to this spot on the back upper calf of the same leg as the melanoma that seems to be slightly changing. I am not concerned by the size or shape of it, but I notice slight change to it. The color on the left is lighter and there is dark spot toward the right/middle, which is how my other melanoma started to change. Sorry this pic is not very clear. Thank you in advance for any advice.
Basic advice to anyone – if you are worried about a changing lesion – have it checked. If you have a history of melanoma – then that advice goes double. Fingers crossed that it is nothing to worry about, but having it appropriately checked is the only way to know.
Ditto what Bubbles says. Always worth a re-check. I had the exact same thing going on in my left thigh plus a lump behind my knee. Turns out the mole was somewhere in between a Spitz Nevus and a melanoma (not a melanoma but could go that direction), so they recommended re-excision as if it were a melanoma. Got a fine needle aspiration on the lump. Turned out to be a lipoma. For piece of mind, it’s good to have it checked even if it doesn’t turn out to be melanoma again.
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