PreCancerous Cells

Updated on February 16, 2009
D.M. asks from Hoschton, GA
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My son is five years old and had a mole removed on Wed for biopsy. It came back as precancerous cells and they are moderately abnormal. We are waiting two weeks for the area to heal on his leg but it does not look like it's healing as quickly as he normally heals when he gets hurt. He needs to be monitored every 2 months. I never thought my five year old would ever have precancerous cells and it is very scary. Has any of this ever happened to any of your children and can you tell me about your experience or give me any advice?

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answers from Spartanburg on

I would think it would take longer for it to heal. When he falls and gets hurt that is a different kind of wound than having the mole removed. They had to go in deeper and probably had to use stiches which will take longer to heal. Do exactly what your doctor said and if you still think it is taking to long or just doesnt look right, call the dr or take him back in. I know you are scared right now (who wouldnt be!!!) Use your best judgement. Be proud that you got it early. You and your son will be in my prayers. Good luck!



answers from Atlanta on

I know you must be sick about this biopsy result. I would run as fast as I could to Whole Foods and then to Health Unlimited on N. Druid Hills Rd. Speak to someone there about your sons diagnosis. The 2 things that come to mind to try at a minimal cost are; Wheat Grass and Noni. These 2 things have incredible healing nutrients that purify the blood. I have known several people that have been totally cured of cancer by cleansing their bodies and starting over from scratch.They eat nothing but raw vegetables, fruits and brown rice, in conjunction with "detoxifying" supplements.
I wish the best for you and I pray for your sons strength & ability to kick this from his system.



answers from Atlanta on

Sorry to hear about your son. Wish you and your family the best.



answers from Atlanta on

First of all, relax. This can be very common. I have not had them diagnosed on my son yet, but he has a mole they are watching. I have had precancerous cells removed many times... Unfortunately, I have also had melanoma. If sunscreen had been "in" when I was a kid, this wouldn't be the case. As a kid, I used to fry like bacon in the ocean in Hawaii, and grew up in sunny California loving the sun... Lather the sunscreen on every time they so out in the sun! Moles that are removed do take a little longer to heal because they are usually cut out deep enough to get all the cells. Make sure you follow the Drs advice about putting neosporin, or bacitracin on it and keeping it covered. The fact you are already getting htese checked is wonderful!



answers from Charleston on

Don't worry. I had moles removed 20 years ago that had "precancerous" cells. The doctor explained that all moles are precancerous cells because they are abnormal growths. However, most moles, while "abnormal" will never be a problem or turn into cancer.

If it makes you feel better, I also did cancer research for 7 years, and I know now that when moles grow, they have to make changes, that are considered abnormal compared to normal skin, to grow above the skin and be a different color (caused by the melanin that normally makes us tan). These changes are "precancerous" changes because cancerous cells use similar changes to become cancer, but more changes are required to BE cancer. Most moles never make these additional changes to become cancerous. So, long story short, all moles will be considered precancerous.



answers from Atlanta on

My daughter was born with "moles" on her legs and face, some on her sholder as well.

They told us to "keep an eye on them". She wasn't having any problem with these small growths, and they seemed to stay about the same size

Then she reached puberty, and they grew dramaticly. We took her to the dermatologist who told us that they were in fact precancerous lesions and should have been removed ages ago!

She had, had all of her exams, shots check-ups etc, no one even sugested that there may be something wrong.

Sounds to me that you have a good Dr and that you are a very bright Mom. Follow his instructions down to the letter and get rid of them ASAP! He knows what he is doing and could down the road saving the life of your child.

Take care mom and good luck with your son,
As Always Nana



answers from Savannah on

I just wanted to say that I am thinking and praying for your family. Sorry I don't have any advice to give! Wish I did.



answers from Myrtle Beach on

Everyone has (precancerous cells) I wouldn't worry to much. This just means that the cell was a little abnormal.
Seriously I wouldn't worry to much.
Hang in there!

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