Earlier this month, I had what I thought was a small (2 mm) freckle removed from my leg. It was a dark brown and appeared to be getting larger.
Today I heard back from the dermatologist's office. They want to re-excise the area. I have a copy of the dermpath report and I am worried about what it says:
"There are features of evolving melanoma in situ. The lesion extends to the peripheral margins and to the base of the sections."
Under the heading "Microscopic description," it says, "Severely atypical melanocytes disposed as solitary units and nests are present within the epidermis and dermis."
I'm getting the re-excision done on Tuesday. What do I need to ask the doctor? Should I see an oncologist? Get a second opinion after the re-excision?
What are the chances this is melanoma? I'm so scared and worried.
Thank you all for your help. This board has been a great place of information so far.