Posted by: Stash | 2005/01/07


Hi There, hope u can help?
I have one or two moles that I am a little worried about, they have changed size etc.
I went to a dermatologist yesterday,he first looked at them and told me they are all benign, I thought you can only tell if they are cancerous after a biopsy? He also told me he has to "scan" them first before he'll remove them, after Charging me R290 to tell me come to my other rooms for a scan?!
I feel I have been ripped off?
What is your advise?

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Stash, it would have been easier (and cheaper) to see your GP. If they look malignant you GP will be able to remove them without “scanning” them. :-) Good luck.

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Posted by: Stash | 2005/01/07

Unfortunately I suffer from Keloid, the last time my GP cut a mole out he stuffed it up, I have to go to a Dermatologist, wish I could find a Decent one?
Thnx for the advise anyway!

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Posted by: Liza | 2005/01/07

I have moles too - on my back and they itch like crazy. Have had them before, and even though they were benign I had them cut out. Not by a specialist, but by my regular GP with local anaesthetic in his rooms. Total cost - the cost of a double consultation, the stitches, local anaesthetic and a plaster. I think that today that would come to about R290 - and they're GONE.

Personally I do think you were ripped off. Rather just book a double appointment at your GP. Much cheaper.

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