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01-20-2017, 11:41 AM
I took my 8 year old son to the dermatologist for a changing mole on his scalp today. The dr said the chances of it being cancerous are very low, thank goodness!, but he did a punch biopsy just to be 100% sure. The biopsy was super easy and he took it like a champ, but there is a pretty good size hole in his head now. The mole wasn't very big but I guess he took some of the surrounding tissue as well. My son was asking me if he was going to have a hole forever or if it would fill in but I really don't know. If anyone has ever had a punch biopsy can you tell me what to tell him? Will his hair grow over the spot or will he have a bald spot right there for the rest of his life? Poor kid! He's been having a rough week.