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Excision of atypical moles following a melanoma dianosis

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My husband received a melanoma diagnosis two years ago. The cells were surface, totally excised, and he was pronounced "cured" by the surgeon. Since then, he has been seen by his dermatologist every three months. He has had numerous scrapes, burns, and cells sent out for biopsies. His dermatologist suggested that moles coming back with ANY atypical cells be excised. My husband and I think this is excessive, as he now has several scars from these procedures on his back and stomach. Can't they just "watch and wait" to see whether these atypical cells develop (he now has "moderately atypical" cells on his back) in to something else?
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