I was, no exaggeration, no more than one toe away from being done with my annual strip-for-it full-body skin-cancer screening today when my PA found this on my left Greek toe.
|What the heck?|
Gosh dang it.
She's good. I've had at least a half-dozen basal-cell carcinomas removed over the years, and I've become rather adept at identifying them. But I'd never seen this spot before. Wasn't there last time I trimmed my toenails, far as I can recollect, and that was just about a week ago, before the snows came.
Hate to ski with long toenails.
|biopsy 15x macro|
Anyways, the biopsy's off to the lab... five to seven days, I'll have my answer. Though I'm pretty sure I already know what it is.
Looks like melanoma to me.
How does that happen on your toe?
[Update: 13 March 2015] After 48 hours of fretting, several members of our faculty insisted today that I contact my dermatologist's office and ask for my lab results, "It's Friday," they insisted. "You call them. Right now." So I did.
A pleasant RN named Jennifer returned my call about an hour later.
"It's benign," she told me. I asked her to repeat it.
Best. News. Ever.