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My daughter is getting dq from boot camp for not disclosing a mole she had removed from her let temple on her head.  She asked me if she needed to list it on med sheet. I told her no.  Well they question her at boot camp during medical.  She did not know how to answer this and so it was for being tested for pre melanoma.  Her sister had pre melanoma and they tested her, do to it runs is siblings as a pre caution.  Andrea did not know that.  When she called home I told her she did not have anything. The mole came back negative.  I got a hold of her chief.  She called Cape May and they said they would put a hold on her dq for one week and to send the doctor reports and path report on the mole.  We had everything sent over within two hours.  We thought it was behind her and she was going back to her company. Well we got a phone call a week later and said she would be home tomorrow night.
She said she had no idea she was cleared for it.  She had to go in front of a med court that following Monday after her dq and they told her she could appeal it but if she was found guilty she would be facing federal charges.  She told me "mom is wasn't sure if I had it or not. I did not want to go to prison If I wasn't sure if I had it or not.  They never disclosed to her that they got her medical records and she was cleared.. Where do we go from here.  She really wanted this she graduated a year early from college with a BA in OM.  She just got scared she did something wrong...

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Tammra,
Yes. Moles can be inherited. Genes can have an influence on a person's moles.  Atypical mole syndrome is a hereditary condition which causes the person to have moles with some larger than normal or atypical. This often leads to a higher risk of melanoma, a serious skin cancer.

So the medical folks were being cautious to ensure Andrea wouldn't have a problem with skin cancer in the future.  Don't worry about yourself, there's nothing they can do to you.

There's nothing she can do now.  Her time for appeal has passed.  She'll just have to be satisfied knowing she tried.

Best of luck to her in whatever she tries.
Colonel H

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Air Force Colonel with 30 years experience. Air Force Base Commander 4 times. Highly decorated.

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Org of Am Historians, Wild West History Assoc., Disabled American Veterans - Life Member, Am Motorcyclist Assoc. - Life Member, North Am Hunt Club - Life Member, NWTF - Life Member

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Numerous book reviews published in the Journal of American History. Two books submitted for publication. Co-Author of two more. Eisenhower memorial Library (interview with U.S. Presidential chaffeur

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Ph.D. in military history, Columbus University (Summa Cum Laude) Ph.D. in history, London, England (Summa Cum Laude) Master of Arts degree in history, Marshall University, WV Bachelors degree, double-major in history and mathematics, Salem College, WV Air War College, Maxwell Air Force Base, AL Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell Air Force Base, AL Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, AL

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Legion of Merit, Defense MSM, 5 Meritous Service Medals,Joint Commendation Medal AF Commendation Medal Army Commendation Joint Achievement Medal AF Achievement Medal Outstanding Volunteer Medal Total of 33 Medals and 43 Ribbons

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