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Saturday, June 07, 2008 linda, Community Member, asks

Q: melanoma skin cancer on back?

hello i had a mole on my back about five years ago,it turned out it was melanoma and i had surgery(quite deep)since then ive had numerous tests and small moles removed,im still going for checkups now they are every 4 months,im due to go now in july,ive noticed i got a small red like spot/lump erased..on the bottem of my leg i dont know if its anything to worry about but have anyone been through anything simula to this?the melanoma on my back was brown and weird in shape,thanks for your time

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Sue, Community Member
6/30/08 2:44pm

Hi Linda:


We have a great deal of information on the subject of melanoma.  Check out our material for reference before your next appointment. 


As well, if you are that concerned I suspect with your history, your doctor may have you come in sooner.  It cannot hurt to try.


All the best, sue

dlawson60, Community Member
6/24/08 6:21pm

HiI am respnding to your question about the mole on your leg, I am not a Docter or nurse but certainly can say I had a cousin that had a mole on his leg and removed,,,,he did have cancer and this was a type that spreaded thru his leg and body and six to eight months later he passed away, the family had ben told about this type of cancer he had so we knew he had a short life,just don't take anything like this for granted,please get it checked out,but my Dad and sister also had cancer and both in remission so Good Luck.

Debbie Lawson

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By linda, Community Member— Last Modified: 06/19/12, First Published: 06/07/08