So, I had this freckle on my upper thigh that looked a little strange, its always been there, and never got any sun exposure even when I was on the swim team and had to wear a speedo. I went to the dermatologist last week and she removed the whole thing and the results just came back as a melanoma. The good news is she said we caught it early, it was less than 1mm thick which is a stage1, and hadn't gone passed the skin layers. My doc set me up with another appointment, she wants to cut some more around the same spot and a little deeper and have that tested to make sure it is all gone.
I thought it was strange that it was in a spot that didn't get any sun, the doc said that was pretty typical and that since the skin is one organ it will have an immune response to exposure from any area. Now I will have to have all of my other "freckles" checked.
Sorry for the depressing post, I just had to talk to "somebody" to get it off my chest.