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    Does anyone know of any incidents of melanoma on the abdomen after radiation treatment? The reason I'm asking is I had the hockey stick radiation a year and a half ago after having had seminoma. Within the last year a mole appeared on my abdomen just above the pubic hairline. It's light brown in color and slightly irregular. Today it bled a little and is scaly in appearance. I'm calling the Doc's tomorrow but am just a little curious.

    On a happier note my daughter was born three weeks ago!

    Thanks, Brian
    Seminoma (April 6th 2004)...Semper Paratus

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    I have what can be described as a waxy looking mole on my abdomen. it's pretty regular looking, and fairly light in tone. a bit raised.

    I asked my radiation oncologist. He told me just to keep an eye on it. If I really wanted to, I could have it removed.

    Apparently, some spotting of the skin can appear after radiation. A woman who was always waiting with me at the cancer pavillion-- she was there for breast cancer -- said that she was also getting some spots.

    I'm probably going to have it removed just for peace of mind. Maybe not a bad idea to have it looked at.
    Left IO 4/21/05 | Seminoma Stage I |Blood markers normal before surgery | CT scan and xray normal.
    Final day of radiation was June 2, 2005 (15 days, 2500 cGy total). Anti-nausea drug of choice: Zofran.


    • #3
      I would have it removed. Don't take no for an answer. Hormone activity also may change moles. Dianne
      Spouse: I/O 8/80; embryonal, seminoma, teratoma; RPLND 9/80 - no reoccurrence - HRT 8/80; bladder cancer 11/97; reoccurrence: 4X
      Son: I/O 11/04; embryonal, teratoma; VI; 3XBEP; relapse 5/08; RPLND 6/18/08 - path: mature teratoma