Jul 17, 2011 - 7:25 am
I can't believe I am going through this again! In Aug, 2007 I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I was 37 with no family history. 4 surgeries, 6 rounds of chemo later, I had a 92% 5 year survival rate. I came out of it in a better place.
I was at a regular checkup with my oncologist last week and asked her to look at a mole. Now mind you, I casually mentioned it to my PCP a few years ago at a physical, she took a look at it, traced it on a piece of paper and said don't worry about it. I trusted her opinion! The size hasn't changed much since then but the color and height of it has. So, now I am scared because my oncologist wouldn't let me leave the office until I had an appointment with a derm. She even had them move their patients around to get me in sooner and then set me up with another appointment with her to "make a treatment plan". I am kicking myself for not showing my oncologist this mole sooner.
I am a single mom with a sophomore in college and a junior in high school. I am not looking forward to having this conversation with them but will wait until I get official diagnosis. I just feel like I am on the edge of another life changing event and the waiting to get there is pretty much driving me crazy
Can my oncologist know with 100% certainty that this mole is melanoma or is there a chance that it is just "weird"? You know how the waiting game goes and I am on edge and losing sleep. My derm appointment is Tuesday morning.