Melonoma, a review of symptoms

Posted by MGMolly @Erinmfs, Jun 4 8:48am

I'm a fair skinned freckled person, and I'm always on the look-out of unusual freckles. This spring, I have an unusual patch of skin on my right cheek, it's a crust of skin really, a patch. It does appear somewhat to be like the picture on the Melanoma support group listed on the right! It's quite small, but doesn't go away, should I have it looked at immediately?

@Erinmfs If you have any concerns, yes, get it looked at! It may be a pre-cancer called actinic keratosis, which is handled with liquid nitrogen and burned off. I had melanoma on my right forearm removed in 2008, and have been checked every six months since then.

Taking care of our skin is a present to ourselves!
Ginger

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@Erinmfs If you have any concerns, yes, get it looked at! It may be a pre-cancer called actinic keratosis, which is handled with liquid nitrogen and burned off. I had melanoma on my right forearm removed in 2008, and have been checked every six months since then.

Taking care of our skin is a present to ourselves!
Ginger

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oh, thank you! I remember that term now, actinic keratosis. I'll make an appointment with a dermatologist. I've had 'brown spots' burned off my face before several years ago, now I have a couple new things.

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