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Surgical error to remove melanoma

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      Hi, I had the initial biopsy done on a small flat mole on my right upper back.
      Report came back stage 1a melanoma.
      Obviously this biopsy left a round red scar on my back.
      Yesterday 2 months after diagnosis I had my wide excision.
      Weirdly as I’m being prepared and lying down the surgeon walks in and asked me “ ok where is the melanoma?” I say well you can’t miss it, it’s the only red round scar on my back and it’s in the upper right.
      She’s looks and says ok I see it and she marks it with a pen.
      One day later I take a mirror to look at my back and I freak out cause I see the red round scar still on my back with the stitches
      Right above it in a straight line going past the red round scar.
      The original red mark on my skin where the first biopsy was done is still there.
      I’m really confused and starting to believe this surgeon totally miss the mark.
      Now I got to wait a few days before the office is open to find out what the heck happened?
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          Hi Penny,
          Medical errors are horrifying and I sure hope your situation gets cleared up right away.
            Medical errors happen. They happened to me. I hope yours get sorted out.
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