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Please help, I think my friend has skin cancer!?

PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 8:57 am
by edward
My friend had these spots, that suddenly, swelled in size and grew big, my other friend thinks it can be melanoma, and my friend, the one with the spots thinks she might have skin cancer... She passed 2 out of 4 tests and is gonna get a biopsy soon.. Please, can anyone enlighten me??

Please help, I think my friend has skin cancer!?

PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 8:57 am
by corey
My friend had these spots, that suddenly, swelled in size and grew big, my other friend thinks it can be melanoma, and my friend, the one with the spots thinks she might have skin cancer... She passed 2 out of 4 tests and is gonna get a biopsy soon.. Please, can anyone enlighten me??

Please help, I think my friend has skin cancer!?

PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 9:07 am
by beverlee
Wait for the biopsy to confirm the diagnosis. Melanoma, if it is caught before it metastasizes to other parts of the body, can in most cases be treated with a simple outpatient surgery. If it does turn out to be skin cancer, your friend should use this as an opportunity to evaluate what they did to get the skin cancer. Usually it is a result of abusing your skin by excessive suntanning and not wearing sunscreen.