Suspicious 'freckle' on my nose
Several months ago I noticed a freckle on the side of my nose. I didn't remember seeing it before, but I can't say for sure it wasn't there -- maybe I just didn't notice. I have some freckles on my face but not a ton of them. It is perfectly round, about 1/8" diameter, and it has a *slightly* rough surface but it is not raised at all. It is darker than all the freckles around it (which are barely noticable at all).
I finally came to my senses and made an appointment to see my dermatologist later this month. Meanwhile, I'm wondering if this might be melanoma and, if so, how she will remove it. I'm starting to get a little nervous about it since it is very close to the tip of my nose. =8-0 I'm not as concerned about the health aspects of it as I am about losing half my nose, if you know what I mean.
Of course, it might not be anything at all. I'm just thinking ahead and wondering if I should plan to take the following week off work....