I am 49 years old. 10 years ago I saw a dermatolgist and showed her a mole on my chest. She says it's nothing. Therefore, 6 months later I decided to see another dermatalogist because I do skin care and I did not like that mole. It was a stage II melonoma. If the first dermatolgist would have known that it would have been nothing or Stage 0. My heart fell to the floor when I went to a different dermatalogist and she told me a week later what it was. I was sick to my stomach and in tears. I now go every 3 months. This year I was upgraded to every 6 months. Well, unfortunately, when I went to my dermatolgist (who I love) she noticed two spots (moles on thigh and back). She didn't like them and removed them. They came back as early melonomas. We think I am predisposed for some strange reason. I went back to a dermatalogist to remove moles and make the margins big enough. For my first melonoma 10 years ago I had MOHS surgery. These two I did not, just wide margins. I try not to worry, but I went for eye exam because my dermatolgist told me its important after having melonoma. When I went last week I have a freckle in back of my eye. Well, I am scared because it can turn into melonma. My eye doctor recommended for me to go to a retinal specialist to keep in eye on it. Melonoma is a Beast! But, you have to be your own advocate. I will never go in the sun again. It will kill you. I hope I stay clear of this Beast and no more melanomas forever.