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Old 11-11-2012, 12:35 PM   #1
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Very worried... BCC or Cyst

My doctor noticed a bump in my ear on my last well check and recommended that I go see a ENT.

So, I made an appointment to see the ENT. He looked at it and recommended that it be removed. I couldn't see it, so he put a small camera in my ear that showed the picture on a large monitor. The bump was just a bump, but had some dark color in a couple places. He said it looked like a sebaceous cyst.

But, now that I am home and looking at various literature, I think it may be BCC. I feel sick in my stomach just thinking about it.

I called my Derm to look at it, but they do not treat ears.

I am so nervous now and very worried. Does anyone know how to tell the difference between a sebaceous cyst and pigmented bcc?

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Old 11-29-2012, 07:45 PM   #2
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Re: Very worried... BCC or Cyst

Yes, they do a biopsy. that is, they cut off a little bit and send it to a lab to see if it's BCC or a cyst.

Doctors are pretty good at telling whether something is a BCC or cyst. If they had the least idea it was a BCC, they would have done a biopsy.

You can ask why they didn't. Maybe they didn't want to do more harm than good.

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