Re: Should I see a doctor? Sore that won't heal!
My husband plays golf a lot. About 10 years ago he got this sore on his collar bone and thought it was from skin rubbing when he hits the ball. Sometimes it would heal up and nothing for a while. Then it would bleed and he'd have a bandage on it again. Well 2 months ago (remember this is in winter), he had a shiny patch of skin on his back that was tan and gray. He told his regular doctor about it and was sent to a surgeon, not a dermatologist. To make a long story short, both the one near his collarbone and the one on his back were basal cell carcinoma -- skin cancer. He just had his surgery a couple of weeks ago . Even though on the surface both were the size of a quarter when you looked at them, his incisions are about 3 inches long. He was given general anesthsia and it lasted about 45 min. HE will go back next week to see how it's healing and he has to have another biopsy to show the cancer is gone. I thought the one on his back was funny looking, but who knew the 10 year sore was cancer? I was shocked. So was he. Get your sore diagnosed. You'll be glad you did.