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Am I being Paranoid or Worth a Recheck?

Forums General Melanoma Community Am I being Paranoid or Worth a Recheck?

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    CElizabeth
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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. slightly changing spot
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        Bubbles
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          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.
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          QuietPoet
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            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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