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Forum Name: Skin Cancer

Question: cancer?

 mswillms - Sun Nov 11, 2007 9:29 pm

I am a 42 year old female. About a month ago, what looks like a mole or a wart, popped out of my knee. At first, it didn't bother me. Now the center has become soft, pliable and painful. If I brush my leg against a desk or wall, it really hurts! It looks like a small hill under my clothes. Should I be concerned?
Surgeries: Apendectomy, Tubal ligation
Both maternal grandparents died of cancer
no current medications
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Sun Nov 11, 2007 10:28 pm

User avatar Hi Mswillms,

I would suggest you have your doctor take a look at this. The description doesn't make me particularly suspicious of cancer although this is a possibility. It may also be an infection beneath the skin that could require antibiotics to clear up.

Best wishes.


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