My doctor and the dermatology specialist are concerned about a mole I started growing 18months ago. They wanted to do a biopsy (forming a scar 10mm across), but I said no as they would be taking half my mole and half the skin next to it. My argument is that they take the whole mole and perhaps the one next to it, do the test to find out if its a BCC, but not have to the remove the affected moles at a latter date. I don't care if the scar is 10mm or 40mm, which is the area under debate, I won't mourn my lost moles.
They are happy to re-check in 4 to 6 weeks depending on itch and bleeding, then remove all if needed. But the pressure was horrendous and I don't feel I was being unreasonable. I was happy for the whole lot to be removed there and then or as soo as was convenient. I just don't understand the point of partial removal when talking about a mole (or two in my case).