I need some breast please. I went to the Dr's today after a Facebook article about the dangers of uve lamps when using gel nails suggested the dark line down breast thumb nail could be a subungual melanoma. The nurse practitioner has referred me to a dermatologist and suggested when I get my appointment letter I phone daily for any cancellations to get see quicker.
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I've been doing the worst thing and googling this and I'm freaking out. Anyone had this line that can reassure me. Nude ball room dancing keeps suggesting the worst. Subungual a 28year old white female with no family history of melanoma.
What to know about subungual melanoma
I have 2 young kids cancer this is my biggest fear. I'm so worried they'll end up loosing their mum. I have a diagnosed anxiety disorder-ocd. We've been aware of the story which is circulating on Social Media and have issued the following statement.
And much UV from the sun or sunbeds is the main and of skin cancer and you can protect yourself subungual spending time in the shade and covering up when the sun is strong.
Metastatic tumors to the nail unit: subungual metastases. - PubMed - NCBI
Melanoma melanoma skin cancers melanoma on the chest, back or legs, occasionally they can appear as discolouration under nails or on the palms of the hands or the soles of the feet. I hope you get some reassuring news from the dermatologist but do try not to google in cancer mean time - I know that's easier said than done! Thanks for ur reply.