Jewelry and Moles

@singout (980)
United States
August 1, 2008 11:15pm CST
Skin moles run in my family. My mother even died from a mole on her back which became a melanoma which, in-turn, matasticized into cancerous brain tumors. I also love to wear a gold chain which my wife bought me one Christmas. However, after a time I noticed that the moles on my neck seemed to be increasing in number. The moles also took on a very distinctive shape much like a necklace. Since discovering this, I've taken the necklace off and, although they haven't disappeared, they have not increased in number. Could the gold have caused this or could sweat on the gold have been the culprit? I wore it all the time and hardly ever took it off. Please help me. I dearly loved to wear that chain. Are those days gone forever?
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@sedel1027 (17851)
• United States
2 Aug 08
Are you sure they are moles and not skin tags?
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@singout (980)
• United States
2 Aug 08
Thanks for your response sedel1027. They are rather dark like moles. But now that you mention it, they could be skin tags. I hadn't thought of that. I'm getting ready to go to a dermatologist to get the final word soon. I do have one, for sure, mole right in the middle of my chest I'm going to have looked at. Those things scare me, but my doctor keeps telling me not to worry because there is a definite round or oblong shape to them. He says that the ones which have an irregular shape to them are the ones to be concerned about. You know that removal of moles are not covered by some insurance companies because they consider that cosmetic surgery.
@sedel1027 (17851)
• United States
2 Aug 08
Well, that all depends on how your docotr classifies the removal. I am looking forward ti having health insurance again to get a mole near my eye removed. It has been there forever, but I am tired of looking at it and I know one day it may impair my vision.
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