I will keep this short a year ago I observed a small brownish/pink mole that was a perfect circle and shiny. Had the dermatologist remove it because it was in a spot where I kept looking at it and found myself constantly poking at it and feeling it. When it was removed it was more pink/reddish thinking from me meddling with it. I was told to return and they told me it was a spitz and they needed more skin since the slide showed it was extending into the lateral margin. They cut it out and I was told margins were clear. The original shave got it all.
I was slightly concerned because my dermatologist said even if this lesion was a melanoma the treatment would be the same and nothing more could be done. I get check ups at 6 months now.
I asked to speak to the dermatopathologist and he was very informative. He explained that to his eyes it appeared to be a traumatized spitz. When I told him of my poking issue he said he was even more sure of the diagnosis. He is a very well trained dermatopathologist and is on faculty at one of the large teaching hospitals in my area.
So my question is this ? Does it matter if this is a spitz or a melanoma? If the treatment is the same nothing more could be done correct?