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I’m scared for biopsy results

I just had a small mole removed, the dermatologist looked at it, and said that it looked normal, though it was a little larger than an eraser and she said she saw a little black on it, nothing too alarming. She gave me the option of not having it removed, and just monitoring it, though, she also gave me the option for a biopsy, just to play it safe... which I did. I am scared that I do have melanoma and that it has spread to my lymph nodes. Has anyone had the same experience as me? The fact that she did not seem to alarmed at first gives me hope, though the mole was slightly abnormal. How long should I expect to hear back from the biopsy result? I am 24 years old, Male, with no family history of skin cancer. Thanks!

  1. I know how hard it is to wait on biopsy results. Anxiety is certainly increased with each passing day. My first suggestion would be to not worry until your doctor says to worry, which is easier said than done. Fortunately my doctor calls with a couple of days with results, but other community members have reported that it has taken several weeks. If you’ve not yet heard back, I’d give your doctor a call. Please keep us posted! Judy, Moderator

    1. Thanks. I got my results three days after the initial biopsy and it came back as a compound nevus with mild atypia. Good news! Next step is to get my whole body checked now.

      1. That's great to hear! I know you are beyond relieved! Definitely schedule a full body check and start self checks! So happy for you! April,, Moderator

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