Mole matters

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    Sep 16, 2012 6:35 PM GMT
    Anyone have a lot of moles or interesting moles on their body? They sure are funny things. I have a lot of them and some in unusual places. I blame my mother's side of the family for that. I have this series of moles on my forearm that look like a constellation. One of my trademark body markings.

    I have to admit sometimes they make me paranoid about the chances of getting melanoma later in life. Fortunately my family doesn't have a history of skin cancer, and I've never been in the habit of tanning. I have a couple of moles that are a bit unusual, but nothing that's ever alarmed my dermatologist. However, sometimes I want to remove a few moles here and there just for the sake of having fewer, haha.
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    Sep 16, 2012 8:47 PM GMT
    Yes, I do and I also have a lot of actinic keratosis, being fair skin (Half Scottish) from my Father side, and I do wear sun screen all the time, they appear...also as you age is quite common to have more of them. Unfortunately, I did not inherit my mother side of the skin gene which is Colombian. I wish I had the skin of my brother and sister they are more brown. Also, growing up we were always outside, in the sun...but my mother was always lathering up with sunscreen when she could catch us.

    I see a great dermatologist every 6 to 8 weeks. He tends to remove most of them, and is just a matter of standard practice care that I have to add to my routine, so far all the pathology reports have come out negative when he removes them. However, my father has has basal cell carcinoma since he is from the Caribbean (Scottish), so this is why I am diligent about going and see him to be on top of it. Also, love the outdoors and will not stop not going out, so just lather up with the sunscreen.
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    Sep 16, 2012 9:10 PM GMT
    I have a bunch of little ones scattered on my forearms. And I have one that's above my forehead and shows through the hair a little bit.
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    Sep 16, 2012 9:31 PM GMT
    The funny thing is I panic a little almost every time I come inside from the outdoors because the moles on my legs sometimes look like ticks! I have hairy legs, so any kind of brown or black dot tends to alarm me, haha.
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    Sep 17, 2012 12:24 AM GMT
    I have many of them. I get them from my mothers side of the family. Seems as though every time I have an injury, I grow one. I had all the ones on the left side of my body removed. Now I need to go back and have the ones on the right side removed. I have not had any new ones in a couple of years and I hope it stays that way.
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    Sep 17, 2012 12:30 AM GMT
    From the title, I thought this would be a chemistry thread.
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    Sep 17, 2012 12:36 AM GMT
    I have quite a few and have had several removed at the pre cancerous state, starting in my mid 20's. time to go again actually :-(
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    Sep 17, 2012 12:43 AM GMT
    Ever since i was a little boy till now my mom would point out and tell me that i have "lunares." I thought that meant birth Marks or freckles.
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    Sep 17, 2012 12:51 AM GMT
    smudgetool saidFrom the title, I thought this would be a chemistry thread.


    I thought the same thing. But I do have a couple strange ones, one is between the small toe on my right foot the others are on my ahem nether regions which would concern me if they suddenly popped up but they've been there since I was a wee lad
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    Sep 17, 2012 12:52 AM GMT
    nicodegallo saidAnyone have a lot of moles or interesting moles on their body? They sure are funny things. I have a lot of them and some in unusual places. I blame my mother's side of the family for that. I have this series of moles on my forearm that look like a constellation. One of my trademark body markings.

    I have to admit sometimes they make me paranoid about the chances of getting melanoma later in life. Fortunately my family doesn't have a history of skin cancer, and I've never been in the habit of tanning. I have a couple of moles that are a bit unusual, but nothing that's ever alarmed my dermatologist. However, sometimes I want to remove a few moles here and there just for the sake of having fewer, haha.

    I have a skin tag on my neck but it actually looks good where its at
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    Sep 17, 2012 2:36 AM GMT
    always check them... when you get older, they could be troublesome..
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    Sep 17, 2012 3:44 PM GMT
    I have a few moles here and there, but nothing bad. BUT I do have a skin tag in a rather embarrassing spot. I had it removed a few years ago, but it's growing back !?!?icon_redface.gif
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    Sep 17, 2012 4:31 PM GMT
    nicodegallo saidThe funny thing is I panic a little almost every time I come inside from the outdoors because the moles on my legs sometimes look like ticks! I have hairy legs, so any kind of brown or black dot tends to alarm me, haha.


    Same here, I have them all over. I've had basal cell carcinoma so now my derm wants to check anything that looks even slightly suspicious. I try to slow her down and just watch them for a year before excision and biopsy. I hate those little biopsy removals.

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    Sep 17, 2012 4:32 PM GMT
    I have lots of moles, including four very prominent ones on my face. Over the years, I've had several moles on my body removed (one large, unsightly eyeball in the center of my chest and several small ones that tended to get chafed and irritated). The removed tissue is always sent off to a lab, and none have been reported as being cancerous.
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    Sep 18, 2012 7:59 AM GMT
    I have lots of them too mainly on my back and chest, I have them checked regularly and rarely go in the sun. All the samples sent off for testing on the ones Ive had removed have come back non cancerous.

    All I can say is young guys sure a tan looks good now, but in years to come you'll regret it when you look a hell of a lot older than you are.

    Whats more worrisome is the skin cancers you cant necessarily see.
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    Sep 18, 2012 8:13 AM GMT
    I have tons of moles all over my body. They are mostly two-toned being lighter on the outside and darker towards the middle. My dermatologist freaked out the first time I went to see him and said it looked like I had skin cancer moles everywhere. But we later on determined that's just how I make my moles. I get new ones all the time, and others seem to disappear. I have a Cindy Crawford mole on my cheek too, and will never shave my heard again for fear of being called polka dot head like I was in 5th grade haha!