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Dysplastic nevus or melanoma question

Forums Cutaneous Melanoma Community Dysplastic nevus or melanoma question

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    frannie72
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    Just got mole removed during routine check. Have been pretty good about skin checks, especially in last 10 years (am 49, female). Doctor said mole is most likely a dysplastic nevus but needs to go. Said not to worry, highly unlikely it’s melanoma but it could be eventually. Pencil eraser size, one side is darker brown, one edge a little uneven. I’ve had this mole forever  and I don’t think it’s changed but it’s in a weird spot so hard for me to see it (very low back). Plus I’ve had regular skin checks, almost every year. I did some reading and it seems like the majority of melanoma do not arise in existing moles (I did not know, sorry if that’s old news to you all!). What is your experience with dysplastic nevus becoming melanoma?  Will have biopsy results in 2 weeks.

     

     

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