in case an individual notices a strange new mole at any part of his skin, he should immediately become aware about it. in case the individual notices any further changes in the mole, he must consult a doctor. This is because this might not be an ordinary mole; it can be one of the early symptoms of melanoma, which is a type of skin cancer. in case such a situation takes place, currently the doctors recommend excisional biopsies as the best procedure as it helps in getting rid of the entire lesion. Generally an excisional biopsy is a painless process. The patient is given local anesthesia, after which the surgeon removes the suspicious spot along with a small margin of skin around it. A few stitches are taken in order to close the wound. The patient can conveniently resume his daily activities within a few days itself.
in a situation when the lesion is situated in a small or sensitive area, then a deep shave biopsy is performed. For this, the spot is shaved off with the help of a razor blade. When a lesion is extremely minute in size, a punch biopsy is conducted in which the lesion is punched out with a cutter-like instrument. The most preferable biopsy is the excisional biopsy as it leaves no traces of the infection which reduces the chances of further infection.
Caitlyn Scaggs was diagnosed with melanoma at the age of 25 while she was pregnant. Even though it was in the first stage, the mole wasn’t just on the top layer of the skin but was 0.75mm deep. Six days within this diagnosis, she had a wide excision surgery in which the hospital staff also took care of the fact that her newborn baby must not be harmed as the mole was on the patient’s lower back. Currently, she is experiencing healthy skin and has not has any problem ever since the surgery.