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    Default Suspicious skin lesion on 9 year old. Too young for a skin check?

    Hi All

    This evening I discovered a suspicious spot behind DS aged 9's ear. It looks a little like a pimple but feels harder.

    Should I take.him to the Doctor and have it checked out?

    Im not sure what it is. I have a history of both Basal Cell carcimoma and Squamous Cell carcinoma. DS is fair skinned and freckly like me.

    I don't want to seem neurotic but what age should you start checking your child's skin?

    TIA

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    Put it this way, it's never too early to get them checked out

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    Thanks Cranky for your response. My mummy senses are tingling atm. I think ill get it checked out

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    Never too early at all. Good job checking it regularly and for being proactive

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    Its never ever too early. I hope its nothing.

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    As others have said, it's never too early.

    My DD has had a mole on her shoulder for many years now (she's 11) doctors are aware of it and track it's growth etc which hasn't changed and have advised that they will remove it when she's older at her request for cosmetic reasons or earlier if it changes. I trust their opinion as one is now a head doctor at the Australian Cancer Council and knows his stuff.

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    Agree with its never too early. My dr found a suspicious mole on my back when I was 11. They monitored it for 6 months and it concerned my dr so they removed it. Thankfully it came back as benign but it definitely made me a lot more aware.

    me + he = dd1 (July 2007), dd2 (July 2010), dd3 (August 2012), dd4 (due May 2014) + sil (1997)

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    I found a very suspicious looking mole on my 6yr old, took him to the dr the very next day & they biopsied it immediately. That was Monday last week. Was told results would be back in two days & we are still waiting.

    I've called the dr everyday since the two window ended & each day they haven't got results.

    The pathology request was to specifically rule out melanoma & other cancers but melanoma was specifically highlighted on path request....

    I'm freaking out. We have a very strong history of it in my side of the family. We are very sun safe & proactive. Can't wait to get the results.

    Get your child checked! It's NEVER too early.

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    Never too early! I took my then-seven year old a year or two back as she had a mole on her arm that concerned me. It was nothing thankfully but it was a good lesson to teach her about making sure you take notice of changes in your body.

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    I say take him. If it doesn't look right, best to get it checked than have to worry about it.
    @Opaque, hoping you get your answer soon and it is all good news.

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