Dec 31, 2009 - 2:22 pm
My dad went to the dermatologist a couple of months ago and had a large melanoma removed from his face. The dermatologist told my dad that he thought that the melanoma originated from a mole. The dermatologist told my dad that the cancer was very deep (they put a piece of plastic in the surgical area so that his skin wouldn't sink in).
However, the dermatologist told my dad that since it took many years for the cancer to get as big as it did, that he didn't recommend any further treatment. Does this sound right?? My dad is 72.
***** The possible bad thing is that I have to go to this same dermatologist in a couple of weeks to have a mole looked at that has had some serious changes to it....but he is the only dermatologist of the 4 here in town that will accept my insurance*****