I’m afraid I have skin cancer, I’m only 22.?
I’ve always had several birthmarks, some for most of my life and a good number of new ones within the last 3 years.. I’ve been looking at my skin more often and I’ve been so worried.
I’ve read about the symptoms of cancer for moles but I’m not sure about birthmarks.. I have several tiny flat birthmarks that look so odd to me. Some are literally the size of black heads and other are about just a tad bigger... many have what looks like slightly incomplete borders and mixed colors of both brown and black, some part being darker than others.
I’m going to schedule an appointment with a dermatologist to check all these marks... but can anyone relate..... anyone have birthmarks that look alittle weird but are benign?.... I’m honestly freaking out and on the verge of tears, my boyfriend just proposed to me a week ago...
- MamawidsomLv 72 months agoFavorite Answer
First, relax. Worrying isn't going to change anything. Skin cancer is rare in young people; not impossible, but rare.
Next, I think you mixing up different things going on with your skin. A brith mark happens before birth -- it doesn't develop later. They can be types of moles, slightly darker pigment, and various other things.
If you are getting freckles or moles, that isn't uncommon if you have sun exposure. Most of these are benign and often aren't perfectly formed or colored. There is a difference between a slightly imperfect edge and true asymmetry and ragged edges. Melanoma also tends to be larger in diameter than a pencil eraser. Still you are doing the right thing by seeing a dermatologist.
- RichardLv 52 months ago
I don't see anywhere you said an oncologist has given you a cancer diagnosisSource(s): nurse
- thinkingtimeLv 72 months ago
The dermatologist is a good idea to reassure you.
- PatriciaLv 72 months ago
Go see a dermatologist and he will take scrapings of spots he finds odd looking and will send it to the lab for examination. A dermatologist might just look at you and tell you that you're just fine. But GO.
I had skin cancer, but it was removed easily.
the sooner you see a dermatologist, the sooner you'll be rid of any bad spots, if you have skin cancer. At your age, i can't imagine you have skin cancer, but it's better to be safe and get checked out as soon as possible.
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- abdulLv 72 months ago
Well you should certainly make an appointment to have all that checked as as possible.
- ChristineLv 52 months ago
So go visit a dermatologist. They will examine all your skin irregularities and test any they think are suspicious. It's worth it. If you have health insurance, find a dermatologist in your network.
- kelvinLv 72 months ago
you still don't have any type of cancer