Does anyone have experience with melanoma in teenagers?
My son is 14 and we have found a spot on his back that turned really dark really fast. His grandmother passed away from melanoma and his dad had stage 2. He has an appointment with a pediatric dermatologist, however his pediatrician at first said he thought it was fine because he is only 14 and that was about a month ago. I took him to his physical last week and now he says it definitely needs to come off. So I was just curious if anyone else has dealt with a similar situation that is around his age. We have always been very careful in the sun and when we go swimming or to the beach he always wears sunscreen and a shirt, however I know the chances are much higher due to it being in his family twice. Any help or reassurance would be so greatly appreciated!