On March 22nd I went to the dermatologist for a routine preventive check-up. My interest in getting a heck of my skin started with a kick in the seat of my pants from my late wife. She had been diagnosed with Melanoma Cancer in June 2015. She scheduled an appointment for me with her dermatologist to get a complete check-up. During the examination, the physician did a biopsy on a spot he found on my back.
The biopsy results from March 22, 2019, are in. The biopsy is benign and called Dysplastic Nevus. The MD told me we will keep an eye on it every six months. He said Dysplastic Nevus resembles Melanoma and often only by biopsy can you tell they are not Melanoma.
He added that unchecked Dysplastic Nevus often turns into Melanoma. People who have Dysplastic Nevus are at a much-increased risk of developing Melanoma.
He removed an area about the size of a quarter. The spot had not been there in the previous check. It was located at the center of my back in an area that even with a mirror I could not see clearly.
The dermatologist said I probably saved my life by starting having the preventive checks when my late wife, Miss Benita, developed Melanoma in 2015 and sent me in for a check-up and regular follow-ups.
He said unchecked this probably would have grown into Melanoma. He said he actually thought it was Melanoma before the biopsy results.
Thank you to my late wife, Miss Benita, for sending me to get checked and getting me on a regular schedule of preventive skin care. Thank you, Jesus, for the noncancerous results.
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