Patient discussion about mole
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Q. How can you know if a mole is a skin cancer or not?
I'm only 15, but I’ve had this small thing on my right shoulder for a reeeeaaaally long time. It's the same color as my skin. It’s smaller than the head of a pencil eraser, perfectly round, and its smooth. I've never worried about it seriously, until about a week ago, when I read an article in a magazine about skin cancer. Even then I wouldn't have worried about it, because It didn't really match any of the symptoms, except one. It did bleed once about 2 1/2 years ago. And it said bleeding was a big sign I don't know, what do you think? And please try and say something other than," go have it checked out". Because I currently have no insurance. Thanks :]
|A1||If I’m not mistaken- there are clinics that do free checkups for skin cancer. I know that in my town there are couple. Here is a link I got when I googled “do free checks for skin cancer”:|
look for one near your home.
|A2||Sorry, but the answer is – go check it out. My mother had skin cancer, it only been discovered a year and a half after the mole appeared. I go to a regular checkups and my mother too. You are right that it costs money- but when you talk about skin cancer- that stuff can kill you very fast. Sometimes waiting a month or so can be the difference between life and death. And chemotherapy cost a lot more than a mole removal.|
Q. My husband has a very small mole that was cut.We can not seem to get it to stop bleeding. Any suggestions?
tried a shaving pencil, and band-aids of every size. Just will not stop bleeding.
|A||In this case, you should go see the doctor who took the mole out, or any dermatologist actually, that can burn the spot a little bit to help it stop bleeding.|
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