Hi there everyone :)
My names Mikayla, I'm sixteen years old and yesterday I had my first visit to an optometrist in 5 years, I had a digital retinal photography session done, an my optometrist found a very large area of dark brown pigmentation at the back of my eye, he says that while it isnt very raised, it is highly unusual for someone of my age, and he wants to keep a very close eye on it in case it grows or changes, or is melenoma. The guy said just to check in 6 months, but I feel scared, he tells me it could be melenoma and is unusual then tells me to just wait six months then see how it goes? I just.. I don't know what to do. I'm trying not to worry. Its just hard.
I don't understand any of this and I dont know what to do.
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Cancer Council NSW would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live and work.We would also like to pay respect to elders past and present and extend that respect to all other Aboriginal people.