Hi all! I am hopping on to ask for some suggestions and opinions. I wanted to start by giving some background into my husbands family history and his own medical history. He is 32 years old and has had one melanoma removed by a surgeon. He has had many moles removed over his life with a handful that have had to be taken more out after the initial biopsy. More recently he has had two spots removed and biopsied. One came back as dysplastic Nevis compound type with moderate atypia involving the peripheral Biopsy edges. Whatever that means?! This can all be so overwhelming for someone with a little knowledge on melanoma.
Especially with as many moles as he has had. Our current doctor has asked us to mole map (rather me do it since most moles are on his back). It seems like a lot of pressure to put on the patient.
Do any of you have any insight into mole mapping being done by an office? Is this a worthwhile route? Where would you recommend?
My husbands father died at 32 from metastic melanoma. That alone is kicking us into action mode when it comes to my husband and our children, especially since my husband has had a melanoma spot surgically removed.
Moving forward would you suggest I advocate for Blood work or PET scans for my husband? Genetic testing? What info can I get that would help with more advice and suggestions from you on moving forward? We are nervous and at a loss of next steps and feel like our anxiety isn’t taken serious with this.
Thank you for any help!