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Old 09-22-2012, 10:45 AM   #1
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Question Possible Skin Cancer?


I was hoping that someone could ease my mind while I wait for a medical appt. I'm filled with worry and concern, as I've never experienced anything of this nature before.

About 2 weeks ago, I woke up out of the blue with half of the end of the tip of my nose swollen. (Very noticeably swollen) It was also red in color. (Not lyme, only red with swelling) No lumps or bumps. I assumed it was a bug bite of some sort. It never itched, but was initially sore to the touch. (No longer is sore)

Since then the swelling is gone, but yet a small, red circular patch remains. The red patch is not crusty, nor does it bleed. (It's much smaller than it was)

Does this sound like skin cancer to you? When skin cancer first appears, does it come in the form of swelling as I initially experienced and then completely go down? I wouldn't think so, but made an appt. with my dermatologist to be on the safe side.

For those of you that suffer from skin cancer, my heart goes out to you.

Thank you for any thoughts you may have to offer.

Last edited by CherylL24; 09-22-2012 at 10:50 AM.

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