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dermatologist want to excise mole that COULD become more cancerous
Interesting question. I have stage 4 metastatic melanoma and currently treating with nivo. I have had six treatments with minimal side effects: very tired and skin rash on back and chest. During routine visit with my dermatologist last week he detected a mole under my hairline in my scalp that he believes should be biopsies. Suppose the mole is a new melanoma, what would the treatment be— nivo? why have my hair cut andthe mole shaved? My thought is it would be far better to monitor the mole over a period of time and not rush to removal as it was the only option. I plan to discuss this option with my oncologist next week. I will report back.
Spoke with oncologist who agreed that it would be a better strategy to observe mole for a few months before rushing into a biopsy. The mole is slightly pink in color but does not show signs of requiring immedite attention.
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