Has anyone here had any trouble with moles on their body, or had them removed?
A little background: My mom passed away when I was young, of melanoma. I've got many, many moles on my body, and a whole bunch of them are "atypical". I've got multi-colored moles, funny-shaped moles, and pretty much every weird looking mole you could have.
I get an annual physical, and my doctor has always looked at my moles and said they're fine. But I moved recently, and my new doctor wanted me to see a dermatologist.
So, I went to the dermatologist, gave him my family history, etc. He looked me over and circled 3 moles he wanted to remove, over the next 3 visits. I had my 3rd mole removed last week (a nice little arrowhead-shaped mole).
This morning, I got a call from the derm's office saying that even though nothing was wrong with that mole, they want me to come back and have more area excised.
Should I be worried? Has anyone else gone through this kind of thing? She said that it wasn't cancerous, just that the doctor wants to take more area off because it "shows signs of being the type of mole that COULD turn into cancer with more exposure to the sun".