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I had stage 2 nodular melanoma removed from my lower leg in

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I had stage 2 nodular melanoma removed from my lower leg in September. Lymph node tested negative. Last week I had small mole removed from side of toe as a precaution surgeon didn't think it suspicious but just to be on the safe side. He wants to see me in 2 weeks when whole histology is back all I can get out of his secretary is that the results are inconclusive. I cant believe its Mel it looked so innocuous but what else could it be. I'm sick with worry now. I'm 69 year old fit female.
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Customer: The mole was on the other side from previous tumour. I had it as long as I can remember was on the outside of index toe sat proud. Quite small not irregular normal colour I only had it removed as I know I never put sunscreen on and been exposed to sun through wearing sandals.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

Thanks for this question

Even if it is melanoma it is so small that there would be no concern with it

If it was serious he would have you come in sooner than two weeks

it could be another milder cancer like basal cell or squamous

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

Thanks for this question.

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