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What is the prognosis of an early-stage melanoma?

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Posted on Mon, 25 Jul 2016
Question: I had 2 moles removed for biopsy. One was suspected for melanoma and other basal cell carcinoma. The test results are taking longer than expected which means they must be doing additional staining. Does that mean they found something in original stain? Can it still just be benign, precancer or melanoma in situ? Why additional staining?
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Answered by Dr. Dr. Rahul Kumar (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
These might be benign

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for the query.
Yes there are chances that it might be benign.
Additional staining is always done when the initial staining is inconclusive.
Additional staining is done for particular markers to confirm a disease.
Just relax these might be benign.
Let me know if you have any other doubts.
Thank you.
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Follow up: Dr. Dr. Rahul Kumar (39 hours later)
Thank you. Your feedback allowed me to relax a bit. Test came back as early melanoma so big relief .
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Answered by Dr. Dr. Rahul Kumar (11 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Welcome

Detailed Answer:
You are most welcome.
Feel free to ask any other doubts.
Thank you.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Priyanka G Raj
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Brief Answer: These might be benign Detailed Answer: Hello Thanks for the query. Yes there are chances that it might be benign. Additional staining is always done when the initial staining is inconclusive. Additional staining is done for particular markers to confirm a disease. Just relax these might be benign. Let me know if you have any other doubts. Thank you.