I have a mole on my scalp that has started bleeding, itching, and scabbing over. It does not hurt, it just itches. I have psoriasis on my scalp, and have had for as long as I can remember. However, my Dad died of Melanoma and I do not want to take any chances. I am very fair skinned, blue eyed and do have moles in various places. This is the first one to do this. I noticed the mole one day and knew it was there. Suddenly it started bleeding and itching. I have an appointment with the Dr to have it checked out next week, but it is really bothering me in the back of mind that this could be melanoma. If it is, and it has just cropped up in the last month or so would this still be early stages and most likely curable?
scroll down two postings to midbe mole........ I have put a pic up there. it is one of a melanoma on my back, which may give you some idea. MIne was not itchy, not scabbing nor bleeding and as flat as a tack!!!! In fact, its called a hutchinsons melanoma freckle - not even a mole!!! but highly aggressive. There are so many different types of skin cancer. Some are harmless eg basal cell carcinomas - they dont spread beyond the local area. then the squamous cell carcinomas - very agressive as are melanomas but also not a mole (mine was a innocent looking pink lump on my hand). For this reason, any lump, bump or lesion on the skin that changes, remains for a while and cannot be explained, should be checked. Although, like me, you wouldnt have been able to see yours either! I have no idea how long mine was there, didnt even know it was. Went to specialist as I was found to have a squamous cell carcinoma on my hand. Both were cut out about 10 days or so ago and am commencing more treatment next tuesday. I cant really say to you that if it has only been there a few months then all likely fine. The carcinoma on my hand had only been there 2 to 3 months, my back who knows????? It had already spread but not,we hope to lymph nodes themselves - wont know that till tuesday.I was told though taht a few months was quite unlucky to have spread. So if yours has only come up in a month, is very likely will be simply removed (if needs to be) and there will be no further treatment but regular checks. I am australian and also very fair with blue eyes - not a great combination. I am 51 and never had a skin check in my life, didnt think I needed to as had no moles anywhere!!!! I was so naive! and yet my friend who also went was covered in moles and got the alll clear!
What your mole is doing though does sound a little worrying so you are right to get it checked. My friend took the pic of the one on my back that I posted, is it possible to try and get a pic up????
No mine does not look anything like that. I have no way of taking a picture because it is on the back of my head. It is scabbed over right now. I have an appointment next week to have it looked at and am hoping it is not cancer of any type, especailly melanoma.
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