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I have a bump under my tattoo. What can I expect?

I have a tattoo on my calf. In an area of solid black ink, there's a small bump in my skin. If I go to a dermatologist, what will happen? [more inside]
posted by theraflu on Jul 5, 2015 - 5 answers

What happens when you have melanoma?

Someone very close to me was diagnosed with early stage melanoma. What now? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 19, 2015 - 10 answers

The Funky Mole Panic Dance

Browsing MetaFilter the other day, like normal, when I come across a link to this. Interesting, informative read -- also: terrifying. I've got tons of funky moles, and reading this jolted me into action. Long story short: I've booked an appointment with a Dermatologist, and now I can't get out my head. Please help me get out of my head. [more inside]
posted by shiggins on Mar 5, 2014 - 15 answers

doctors - so smart, but such horrible handwriting.

Calling all physicians and handwriting experts - what does this say on my mom's death certificate? [more inside]
posted by raztaj on Apr 3, 2012 - 4 answers

What is chemotherapy like for a young man with melanoma?

What is chemotherapy like for a young man with melanoma? Can anyone direct me to a good primer, fiction or nonfiction, on what it's like to have this kind of cancer? [more inside]
posted by theletterfour on Nov 8, 2011 - 11 answers

Mole on labia?

Is it normal to have a mole on your labia, or should I get it checked out for melanoma? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 3, 2010 - 18 answers

What is it like to die of cancer?

What are your experiences with terminal metastatic melanoma? [more inside]
posted by something something on Jul 23, 2010 - 21 answers

How soon should I see a doctor about this mole?

Dermatologyfilter: I have a mole on my back that's turned rough and itchy in the last week.... [more inside]
posted by Mr. Bad Example on Apr 7, 2010 - 14 answers

What is (or is there any) relationship between cancer, pregnancy, and a fetus?

What is (or is there any) relationship between cancer, pregnancy, and a fetus? [more inside]
posted by raztaj on Nov 29, 2009 - 7 answers

avogadro's number (except not)

I have a doctor's appointment to get a mole looked at. What can I expect? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 24, 2007 - 19 answers

How scared should we be?

If a biopsied spot turns out to be melanoma, what's likely to happen and what's not? Is there only a remote chance of needing chemo, radiation, or other terrifying stuff, or more than a remote chance? (Percentages, anyone?) I have some related questions, too. [more inside]
posted by daisyace on Aug 25, 2006 - 20 answers

Sometimes it's good to be wrong.

Symptoms of skin cancer, in more detail. How fast does it develop? How worried should I be? Just from checking health websites I'm starting to panic and the only dermatologists I can get ahold of don't have any appointments open until late August. I have no primary care physician so checking it with them is out. My symptoms are inside. [more inside]
posted by schroedinger on Jul 17, 2006 - 32 answers

Progression of a feline uveal tumor?

CatFilter: My 17 year-old cat has a uveal (ocular) tumor. [more inside]
posted by amro on Jan 16, 2006 - 11 answers

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