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Schedule a regular doctor appointment or Urgent Care?

You are not my doctor or any permutation thereof. I have a "scab" that hasn't healed for approx 2 years. It does not act like a normal scab. Pictures and details within. [more inside]
posted by grok sok on Sep 1, 2016 - 23 answers

melanosis or melanoma in cats

Please share your experiences dealing with your cat's diagnosis of ocular (eye) melanosis or melanoma. Melanosis is the spreading of eye freckles on the iris, whereas melanoma is a tumor on the iris. These separate conditions can appear similar. Please share how your vet has diagnosed and treated either condition. [more inside]
posted by Jason and Laszlo on Jan 18, 2016 - 3 answers

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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