Cancerous spot not healing??

Posted by dazlin @dazlin, Fri, Jan 25 7:13am

While at Mayo being examined for my rashes, a cancerous nickel size spot was removed on my back. It was basil cell, and said to be superficial. Four weeks later, it was nasty looking, with a thick black scab, and red border that spread out. I went to a local dermatologist, and they removed the scab, dr said it looked angry, and I applied ointment and covered it for 14 days. It seemed to heal ok, but its still red, and it hurts radiating out, and itches a bit. Four months later, it’s still bugging me. I went back to local dermatologist, dr said just apply scar ointment. No further biopsy was done. She said she didn’t have an answer as to why it hurts all around, but only that the scar tissue can be uncomfortable. Has anyone ever experienced after effects like this, for so long?? Before it was removed, I never even knew it was there.

Hello @dazlin! I wonder if some kind of acupuncture or skin stretching type therapy would be of help to assist with the painful area? Maybe that would be something good to bring up to your physician? Just a thought. 🙂

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I had same issue on my lower leg. Dermatologist took a deep cut for basal cell. That was early August. It is still very dark and tender now Oct. 31! I was not happy he did not put stitches in it then.

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@lk3xs

I had same issue on my lower leg. Dermatologist took a deep cut for basal cell. That was early August. It is still very dark and tender now Oct. 31! I was not happy he did not put stitches in it then.

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@lk3xs, have you returned to the dermatologist to share your concerns?

@dazlin how is your spot now? What helped the spot heal (hopefully)?

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@colleenyoung

@lk3xs, have you returned to the dermatologist to share your concerns?

@dazlin how is your spot now? What helped the spot heal (hopefully)?

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No I have had total knee replacement on same leg. Delayed everything

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