The doctor says my mole is a melanoma. What happens next?
Source: The Conversation, May 2022
So your doctor removed a mole from your skin and now says it’s cancerous. What happens next?
Firstly, you’re not alone! Two in three Australians will have a skin cancer in their lifetime, nearly all of them basal cell carcinomas, squamous cell carcinomas, or melanomas.
If you have a “mole” – brown, round spots than can be flat or raised – removed and diagnosed as cancer, though, you’re probably talking about a melanoma. The other types are more likely to be pink, scaly lumps or sores that sometimes bleed.READ THE ORIGINAL FULL ARTICLE