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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Free Tan

    not sure where to put this..... I am a run from the sun girl. SPF everything.... They are carving both of my mothers faces up removing...

    Started by shaww, 02-09-2015 05:52 PM
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: USA health care

    Here is a link with information on how to get medical coverage in the United States. Please read through as to the deadlines and information on how...

    Started by esk2poo, 11-18-2014 11:56 AM
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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Worried about possible cancer?

    Worried about possible cancer? Please post on the...

    Started by Didee, 05-07-2014 01:31 PM
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  1. Melanoma Questions

    My 83 year old father has melanoma that has metastasized to both lungs. The melanomas are growing at a rate of .3mm per month and are about 3mm at...

    Started by lindseydo, 04-13-2015 03:20 AM
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    04-24-2015 10:50 PM Go to last post
  2. Worried sick...

    Hi...I just had a biopsy performed on a skin condition on side of my neck. It started out many months ago as a small itchy pimple like thing which I...

    Started by Swans500, 04-14-2015 01:25 PM
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    04-24-2015 10:47 PM Go to last post
  3. Going for WLE tomorrow and sentinel node biopsy.

    I found out 2 weeks ago that I have stage 2 melanoma cancer and the tumor is ulcerated. I am still very confused, scared have many emotions going on...

    Started by indygurl, 04-15-2015 10:39 AM
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    04-24-2015 10:44 PM Go to last post
  4. Arrow New drug cocktail for advanced melanoma holds promise

    Cancer patient's giant tumour is 'completely destroyed' and 'dissolves' after doctors trial pioneering new drugs cocktail to treat melanoma ...

    Started by shaww, 04-22-2015 02:45 AM
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    04-23-2015 12:01 AM Go to last post
  5. Staying positive through cancer treatment

    Hello all. I was diagnosed with Stage II Malignant Melanoma, Nodular type Breslow 5mm, Clark IV. I went through a one-year treatment with Intron...

    Started by BillyF, 04-01-2015 01:02 PM
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    04-14-2015 06:52 AM Go to last post
  6. SCC diagnosis on top of lymphoma

    Moving my story over Hi everyone. I have been a member here for about three years over on the Lymphoma Forum but was diagnosed last week with an...

    Started by Kermica, 09-18-2012 12:57 AM
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  7. Melanoma last year & now new scare

    Hi all I am just coming to the forum for a little advice (& quite possibly reassurance!) Last year I was diagnosed with Melanoma on my face....

    Started by KellyC, 04-09-2015 07:53 AM
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  8. April 2015 Interesting new melanoma research

    Article entitled "Huntsman researchers say they're closing in on melanoma cure." Seems like this could also be effective for mucosal melanoma! ...

    Started by CheriD, 04-09-2015 03:09 PM
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  9. Using Carac Cream on pre cancer skin on chest area

    If you are told you have a lot of sun damaged skin on your chest or any area exposed to the sun most likely the dermatologist will opt for using...

    Started by Fancy, 04-06-2015 05:02 PM
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    04-07-2015 11:18 AM Go to last post
  10. nervous about mohs to remove BCC on scalp

    Hello all, I'm new here. Just confirmed my appointment to have a BCC removed from my scalp via mohs procedure. Its located just inside my hairline...

    Started by LisaCA, 03-10-2015 09:48 PM
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    04-06-2015 08:17 AM Go to last post
  11. Squamous Cell Cancer Question

    Im new here and was just diagnosed with a minor (?) squamous cell cancer. I had a small (~1/8 diameter), early stage squamous cell growth. It...

    Started by Adams, 12-16-2014 03:42 AM
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    03-31-2015 09:58 AM Go to last post
  12. Mohs surgery on forehead. Can anyone here share their experience?

    I have scheduled Mohs for my forehead and I have several concerns. I'm not even sure how much they are going to cut, given that this 4mm could be the...

    Started by Taytertot, 02-01-2015 08:12 PM
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    03-30-2015 03:32 AM Go to last post
  13. Does this lesion looks suspicious.

    Hi It started with what felt like a small lesion on my bank and I scratched at it a bit and it's gone red and inflamed please take a look. The...

    Started by Kinso89, 03-15-2015 05:08 PM
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  14. Going in for Mohs : What size incision/scar ?

    Well my biopsy results came back : I've got BCC. (Um, yay ?) In ten days I'm going in for Mohs surgery followed by closing/reconstructive surgery...

    Started by js22, 03-02-2015 03:59 AM
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  15. Should I remove my quickly mutating skin spot with black salve before it gets worse?

    Hello, It's my very 1st post here. I believe I am displaying symptoms of melanoma. The spot is on my left side, at the mid-rib cage height....

    Started by nr_clark, 03-01-2015 06:30 PM
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  16. Stupidest Cancer Ever....

    Hi All, I'm 51, light-skinned, grew up getting sunburned every summer. I noticed a little scaly patch on my arm. And I ignored it. (Yep. I'm...

    Started by js22, 02-20-2015 04:13 AM
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    03-11-2015 01:55 PM Go to last post
  17. Non pigmented melanoma

    Hello from Australia. I was diagnosed with a rare non pigmented Mel (in situ) in 2007. I've had the 3 monthly, spaced to 6 monthly then yearly...

    Started by Manlybeachmum, 03-04-2015 10:50 AM
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  18. Interested in what you do to prevent skin cancer/Melanoma reoccurances

    Hi Guys, This will be my FIRST summer truly living a different way of life. I was diagnosed with Melanoma (in-situ) in Nov 2013 and had it removed...

    Started by hmdolan, 06-02-2014 08:20 PM
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  19. Melanoma staging

    I went to to thecderm and had a mole looked at ,he did a shave biopsy and it came back as melanoma , .35 mm non ulcerated t1aNxMx ,it was taken out...

    Started by Fll50, 02-21-2015 07:13 PM
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    02-21-2015 10:50 PM Go to last post
  20. Another WLE worried

    I will have another WLE for a invasive melanoma next Wednesday. This is my 4th melanoma in 6 months. 2 insitu and now 2 invasive. I'm not sure of the...

    Started by KayC, 02-12-2015 05:09 AM
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  21. Skin biopsy report, confused on what it means if someone could help me!!!

    My report says suggestive lentiginous melanocytic dysplasia. What does this mean? I can't really find anything on it. It also says appears to be...

    Started by ashleeanl, 02-05-2015 07:15 PM
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    02-05-2015 11:33 PM Go to last post
  22. 1st visit to melanoma clinic today

    Today was my appointment with the melanoma multi-disciplinary team at Lemmen-Holton Cancer Pavillion here in Grand Rapids, MI. The news is very...

    Started by brewgirl68, 01-23-2015 10:28 PM
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    01-25-2015 01:29 AM Go to last post
  23. Red face Melanoma Surgery...Stage 1

    Hi... I was treated for Stage 1 Melanoma and didn't think the recovery would be like this..Hoping some of you would share your experiences with me...

    Started by lauramichelle, 01-22-2015 06:14 PM
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    01-24-2015 01:42 AM Go to last post
  24. Question about Actinic Keratosis and using fluorouracil

    Hi. My first post here. I had my first ever visit to a dermatologist last week, to ask about a spot on my upper lip. Its a patch that feels like...

    Started by CherishMyKids, 01-21-2015 01:17 AM
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  25. New diagnosis - overwhelmed

    Hello, everyone - I received my diagnosis two days ago...seems like a lifetime ago. I found a lump in my right armpit on Christmas morning, but...

    Started by brewgirl68, 01-17-2015 05:07 PM
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    01-21-2015 03:14 AM Go to last post
  26. mole removal

    I am wondering what i should expect. I have had a mole for a long time and in the last year we noticed a little change. I went to the dr and he said...

    Started by macrider, 01-16-2015 05:50 PM
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    01-17-2015 04:23 PM Go to last post
  27. Newbie here who got that call today. It's basal cell carcinoma.

    My first post and introduction. Brand new to this. I kept thinking the white patch on my forehead was simply a tiny scar but now I know better. It...

    Started by Taytertot, 01-13-2015 08:47 PM
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    01-14-2015 04:19 PM Go to last post
  28. Is BCC a precursor to melanoma?

    Years ago, maybe 15 I had a BCC removed from my right inner thigh. Now in the last 6 months I have had 9 biopsies with 3 melanomas and 1 I now need...

    Started by KayC, 01-14-2015 04:54 AM
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  29. Basal Cell - Mohs procedure scheduled

    Hi all... I have nodular BCC on the nasal root. I wear glasses and it was right under where my glasses pad rests. I have had it at least a year. I...

    Started by flycast, 01-11-2015 08:54 PM
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  30. Pathobiology report concerns, should I wait?

    Here are a couple results of my pathology reports. My dermatologist is telling me to just keep an eye on it. I am not comfortable with that as I have...

    Started by KayC, 01-14-2015 02:35 AM
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  31. How do share pathology reports?

    Hello. I find you all to be of great help. I want to update you all on my melanomas. How can I share path reports? 9 biopsies this year, 4 melanomas,...

    Started by KayC, 01-11-2015 06:09 AM
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    01-11-2015 04:05 PM Go to last post
  32. Aldara prescribed after WLE for SCC

    I had a WLE for SCC in my neck 4 months ago. I saw my dermatologist yesterday and he wants me to do 6 weeks of aldara. Not finding much information...

    Started by kitty37, 09-12-2014 01:00 AM
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  33. Hello! How abnormal is my melanoma, really?

    Hello all! First post. Like the title says, I have the distinct impression that my melanoma isn't typical but I thought I'd run it by the lovely...

    Started by Helvetios, 01-07-2015 10:45 PM
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  34. Scan for melanoma

    Hello again. As I await results from 5 more biopsy result and WLE results for invasive melanoma, I am really tired of being cut in every time I go in...

    Started by KayC, 01-05-2015 04:15 PM
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    01-07-2015 08:43 PM Go to last post
  35. 4th Biopsy in 6 months

    Hello. I went in to get my sutures out of my 3rd biopsy this year. Two of which were melanoma and I did get clear margins with WLE. While I was...

    Started by KayC, 12-29-2014 05:14 AM
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    12-30-2014 03:54 AM Go to last post
  36. melanoma upper right arm

    Had a new "spot" looked at on 12/11/14, It was pink in color and raised but smaller than a pencil eraser. I thought maybe it was psoriasis or...

    Started by rbw, 12-19-2014 01:44 PM
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  37. Caring for Stage IV metastatic melanoma friend - what to expect?

    Our family has a dear friend who was recently diagnosed with Stage IV metastatic melanoma. He was experiencing severe back pain for several months...

    Started by jjonak, 12-26-2014 04:13 PM
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    12-26-2014 06:03 PM Go to last post
  38. amelanotic melanoma

    have been told my melanoma was amelanotic. Anyone else here have that diagnosis.

    Started by confused2014, 12-22-2014 02:47 AM
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    12-22-2014 10:34 AM Go to last post
  39. Melanoma in 2001

    I went to the dermatologist back in 2001 for a spot on my face which turned out to be basal cell. The cure was fast and painless. But he found...

    Started by ashaw, 12-20-2014 02:49 AM
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    12-21-2014 10:35 AM Go to last post
  40. Just diagnosed with Melanoma / Lesion removed and wider excision done today. Help....

    Dear all: Here the first report: Location: Upper back -Proliferation of malignant melanocytes, mainly in the papillary dermis and upper...

    Started by moonseeker, 12-17-2014 09:24 AM
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    12-19-2014 01:09 PM Go to last post
  41. Stage IV metastatic melanoma - how long?

    Apologies in advance that I do not know all the technical terms. And also sorry if my post appears blunt! In 2009 my dad had a malignant melanoma...

    Started by SAUK, 12-08-2014 07:36 PM
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    12-08-2014 10:01 PM Go to last post
  42. Is this melanoma???

    I had this black spot for a long time now, it is the largest of the many black spots I have, but this one I just realise that it is now a shiny cover...

    Started by kurom, 12-04-2014 12:05 PM
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    12-04-2014 02:07 PM Go to last post
  43. Just Found Out I Had Melanoma

    I was told by my dermatologist 2 weeks ago that my biopsy came back as melanoma. When I received the news, my heart fell to my feet. I never thought...

    Started by pjstwrt, 11-26-2014 05:23 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    12-04-2014 06:06 AM Go to last post
  44. Can a melanoma be a yellowish colour

    Just a quick question, I have found a new freckle near my ankle, its is irregular, about 7 mm by 3 mm, though it is a weird yellowy mustard colour....

    Started by harpbird, 11-28-2014 12:29 PM
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    12-01-2014 08:28 PM Go to last post
  45. Melanoma diagnosis

    My wife was recently diagnosed with melanoma. We live near Sloan Kettering in NYC and she had a wide area incision and sentinel lymph node removal...

    Started by btm157, 08-13-2014 01:56 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    11-24-2014 04:56 PM Go to last post
  46. 6 year old with SCC

    Hello everyone. My name is Charity. My 6yo son had a lump removed from his left palm on Tuesday and the pathology came back as Squamous Cell...

    Started by chacha479, 11-21-2014 05:55 PM
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    11-22-2014 02:08 AM Go to last post
  47. Nodular Melanoma size question

    Curious if a spot comes up does it keep growing on the outside until its removed? Will some nodulars just stop at say 3-6mm and continue growing...

    Started by smitty32, 11-17-2014 12:35 AM
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    11-17-2014 11:31 AM Go to last post
  48. reoccurence

    Diagnosed with stage 1a melanoma in 2012 on my cheek. Had surgery with clear margins with a 2 inch scar. 2014 and it came back in two places next...

    Started by confused2014, 11-08-2014 11:57 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    11-09-2014 05:56 AM Go to last post
  49. Is puss OK during healing?

    My father has had several basal cell carcinomas removed over the years. He comes home from the Dr. with what looks like a cauterized wound and we...

    Started by Borad, 11-04-2014 06:30 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 989
    11-06-2014 02:48 PM Go to last post
  50. worried about removing my own moles with castor oil

    I am planning on using castor oil day and night, rubbing in to my skin as part of a regimen to take better care of my skin. The problem is...

    Started by xeitgeixt, 10-26-2014 12:14 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 2,271
    11-03-2014 12:54 PM Go to last post

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