Should I make him go to doctor?

November 30, 2013 - 08:25

This mole seemed to just appear, can't remember seeing this on my husbands back, it's about the size of a penny, and the shiny lump is about an inch below it. Just below the shiny lump you will see another blemish, he has quite a few on his back, he says it is acne. He is 50. Hubby said it's not dark, so it's ok and said he doesn't need to go to doc. Please help, so that I can show him what people think and maybe he will go. I am worried, the last time he was at the doctors was 25 years ago, and that was a medical for his job. He thinks there is nothing wrong, maybe there isn't and I'm being paranoid. Thank you

December 3, 2013 - 08:15

Dear Silvey,
Thank you for your post. I can understand that your husband feels reluctant to attend his GP.I note that that you have attached some pictures to your post. Unfortunately the message board does not extend to giving medical opinions about the appearance of specific skin lesions and it would not replace the necessity for attending the doctor who can do a comprehensive evaluation and examination of your husband’s skin. Any skin lesion that is newly appeared or that is changing in appearance including size, shape or colour needs to be looked at by a doctor and fully evaluated. If you would like further information please feel that you can call us on the National Cancer Helpline on Freefone 1800 200 700 and we may be able to assist you further.
Kind regards ,
Cancer Information Nurse