I had a "Stage Zero" melanoma on my left arm. It looks like the illustration below... just on the top surface of the skin. If you have to have a melanoma, I guess it's the best kind to have. Well, now it's gone... I had it cut off yesterday at the dermatologist's office. They numbed the area with lidocaine. That stung a little, but the cutting itself was not felt at all. Before I knew it, he was stitching it up and applying a bandage. So, I now have a big bandage on my arm. I have to go back in two weeks to have the stitches removed. It's a good thing to discover a melanoma and have it removed before it grows deeper into the tissue; that's when the cancer cells can begin to spread to other areas in the body. So, I am happy that I have had this done.