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    Re: Worried about skin cancer

    Sometimes bodies just do weird stuff, though.
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    Re: Worried about skin cancer

    Quote Originally Posted by BlueIris View Post
    Sometimes bodies just do weird stuff, though.
    True. I'm also assuming that if I had cancer, I'd be feeling pretty ill or showing other symptoms after 3+ months?

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    Re: Worried about skin cancer

    Quote Originally Posted by beq45 View Post
    True. I'm also assuming that if I had cancer, I'd be feeling pretty ill or showing other symptoms after 3+ months.
    Made it a statement instead of a reassurance seeking question. That's your answer.

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    Re: Worried about skin cancer

    Quote Originally Posted by BlueIris View Post
    Sometimes bodies just do weird stuff, though.
    They do, but I feel like Iíve seen many cases of when someone has something wrong with them and nobody can seem to explain it, it is cancer.

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    Re: Worried about skin cancer

    That's because these are the cases that get publicised - it's confirmation bias at work.
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    Re: Worried about skin cancer

    Quote Originally Posted by BlueIris View Post
    That's because these are the cases that get publicised - it's confirmation bias at work.
    I guess part of what makes me nervous is I have been dealing with this for probably close to 4 months and I took 2-3 weeks after the issue first became obvious to go to the doctor originally. I have a close relative who had minor ailments here and there, and they waited to see the doctor like I did, and what would normally be an extremely treatable form of cancer killed them. That person wasn't some Daily Mail headline. If I had to point to one event that made me so concerned about my health, it would be that.

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    Re: Worried about skin cancer

    Quote Originally Posted by beq45 View Post
    I would assume so, but why suggest a biopsy then? My concern is the two other doctors Iíve seen so far seemed to have no idea what my issue is.
    A biopsy can determine if it actually is psoriasis, a type of dermatitis, infection etc.

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    Re: Worried about skin cancer

    I'm really sorry for your loss, Beq. That does put things into perspective.

    Be kind to yourself, okay?
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    Re: Worried about skin cancer

    Quote Originally Posted by WiseMonkey View Post
    A biopsy can determine if it actually is psoriasis, a type of dermatitis, infection etc.
    I didnít realize that. I was thinking it was strange the derm said we could do a biopsy even though he wasnít considering cancer at all. He suggested several possibilities: eczema, psoriasis, and fungal infection

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    Re: Worried about skin cancer

    Quote Originally Posted by BlueIris View Post
    I'm really sorry for your loss, Beq. That does put things into perspective.

    Be kind to yourself, okay?
    Thank you. It was much worse when I was younger, but I still go through health panics like this occasionally.

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