Upon my urging my friend finally went to a my dermatology group to have a mole on her breast looked at. The biopsy came back as melanoma in situ. The doctor referred her to a cancer breast surgeon for her excision which has both of us confused. They have on staff a surgeon who did both of my WLE. The only reason the doctor gave was they did not have a breast cancer surgeon on staff. What do you make of this? She is freaking out. She does not have the pathology report.
Guess the doctor was worried about cosmetics? Not sure, but probably felt more comfortable with a breast specialist. But these are two distinctly different cancers, breast and melanoma. I would reassure your friend not to worry it is both.