Melanoma

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I have noticed a new approx 3 to 4mm black roundish smoothish firmish, slightly raised mole on my back. I am olive skinned and in my 30s. I am going to get it checked out but is there much chance does anyone know that this could be just a benign growth? I thought all new moles were cancerous. Thanks in advance to anyone who replies.

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    i have a 1 cm round mole i was concerned so went to get it checked mine also feels quite firm they said its benign but i intend on having a second opinion to be sure

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      Hi Deb,

      I had a mole removed 6 weeks ago that my specialist said pointed to all signs of Melanoma. The mole itself looked horrible and I was certain the result would be melanoma.

      a few weeks ago, I got the results. Benign!! Not all new moles are cancerous. I know its tricky but just don't freak out. Theres a very high chance that it is nothing, and even if it is something to look at, Melanoma is nearly totally curable in the early stages!

      keep us posted 😃

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      thanks Olt1994, thats a little reassuring. I wont get the results back for 4 weeks. I dont know how I am going to get through this time. So scary. I should stop Googling. I know thats not helping but I cant help myself. Im just searching for something that will tell me its all ok. Thank you for replying. I am pleased that yours was benign. D.

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      ye it appeared when i was 30 just it was really small when it first appeared now its 1cm in size so its grown over the course of 8 years thats my concern and the fact it dosnt feel jelly like when pressed its got a harder feel to it

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      No problems Deb,

      I was the exact same. Googling everything, everyday, trying to find an answer. Honestly, the more I did that, the more I dug myself into a deeper hole of worry. You will find closure when you get your results. Until then, try to keep your mind occupied! Your mind is a powerful thing and will trick you into thinking you're sick when you're not.

      chin up and don't worry!

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