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Spitz Nevus vs Nodular Amelanotic Melanoma…waiting for results

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    Jenni Walker
      I am a 45 year old female. I had a 6mm red nodule on my shin for quite a while. I delayed going to the dermatologist because it didn’t look like the typical pictures of skin cancer they show. I now wish I had gone in right away. The dermatologist did a shave biopsy ( I would’ve requested a different kind if I had know melanoma was suspected and I had read about it, since excisional biopsy is the preferred way) The dermatologist said it was either a spitz nevus, a dermatofibroma r/o malignancy. He said I would hear within a week. I waited, hearing nothing and so I messaged him and he then said the sample was sent for a second opinion and it can take 1-2 more weeks for the results. He said that usually means it is a borderline lesion: an atypical mole vs. a very early melanoma (meaning curable with surgery) I am not sure how he can say that before he knows for sure what it is. The anxiety is driving me crazy. Anyone else go through something similar? :wacko:
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          I am sorry you are going through this. I had a .6mm spitzoid melanoma a few years ago at age 44. I would be happy to chat.
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