Is this melanoma??

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Is this melanoma??

Post by amberowe » Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:01 pm


i have had this groeing under my nail for 3 months. It has not moved and has grown larger. Some have said it’s melan and some have said its bacterial or trauma and to watch it. I’ve been watching and it’s still there not moving. I do not have insurance so I’m trying to be logical with the financial side and not freak out but I need advice. Can someone please tell me if this looks as though it is melanoma to them?

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Re: Is this melanoma??

Post by Catherine Poole » Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:55 am

You must have this checked by a dermatologist and then if they think it is necessary will do a biopsy. Only a biopsy can tell for sure. This type of melanoma (acral) is very rare. But do get it checked by an expert! Let us know what the results are.
Catherine M. Poole, President/Founder
Melanoma International Foundation

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