When I had my annual physical, my Dr didn’t like the look of a spot on my shoulder. She took a sample for a biopsy, and it came back “abnormal” - not precancerous, just abnormal.
I went to a dermatologist and had it removed 2 weeks ago, and today I went back to have the stitches taken out. This time, the biopsy specifically said “melanoma” - dang. The dermatologist requested a verification, and I’m waiting to hear back from them. I don’t know whether to fret or not. Like fretting will do anything for me.
So, anybody got experience with this sort of thing? Are labs as careless as some news reports would have us believe? Is the difference between “abnormal” and “melanoma” so subtle as to cause an error like this? And if it is, in fact, malignant, am I correct in assuming that I’ll probably have to have all my moles, age spots, and other skin anomalies checked out??
Thanking you in advance, but I’ll let my Dr do the checking…
Getting old is NO fun.