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melanoma

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • June 10, 2007
  • 03:09 AM

hello i think i have melanoma:

I have a wierd mole, and i have pain in my chest sometimes around the area of the mole
is it possible it is just a dysplastic nevi and im imagining the pain?
i have no medical insurance and i dont have a lot of money... what can i do? and has anyone survived melanoma without treatment?

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  • My Mother had Malignant melanoma almost twelve years ago. They removed most of her forearm ( the site of the mole) and all the lymph nodes under her arm. She has recovered and is doing fine to this day. The main thing is to get the mole checked out if you are suspicious. It can grow really fast and get into major organs. My mother was lucky, it hadn't spread. Moles that are suspicious are irregular in shape, grow larger and are usually very dark. Don't chance it, get it checked out.
    snickers2 4 Replies
    • August 11, 2007
    • 04:46 AM
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  • Go to a dermatologist now. Look up moles on a dermatology web-site.
    rad-skw 1605 Replies
    • August 11, 2007
    • 08:55 AM
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