I had two small dots on my forehead that poked out. They were as tiny as a dot a ball point pen would make. When I tried to scratch them off, they would not scratch off. After about 6 months, I went to the dermatologist. He asked me what I was doing there, they were so tiny they were nothing. I said, "Fine, since they are nothing, just remove them." He did. Three days later he called and told me how they turned out to be basal cell carcinoma but he removed it all, and I had nothing at all to worry about. About one year later it returned. I went back to the same doctor and he said it was the one in a million chance that it would return, but he removed it and said now I had nothing to worry about. It returned about 6 months later, and I went back again to the same doctor. He said it was once again one in a million chance, and he removed it again and said if it came back again, I would have to see a plastic surgeon. It came back again about 3 months later. It actually never really healed. All of these times, it was pink and peeled a lot. Always seemed that the scar would never quite heal and would peel, sometimes enough to bleed. I went to a plastic surgeon. He scheduled a one hour surgery in the hospital so he could send the skin samples to the pathologist right then. I was in surgery 6 1/2 hours, and he removed more and more and more and sent it to the pathologist 23 times! It was morphea like basal cell. Morphea like grows like an octopus IN the skin, not on the skin, so it was much larger than it appeared on my skin. He had to remove 1/3 of my forehead. He gave me skin grafting. Every time the dermatologist removed it in the past, he only removed what he saw and and left the octopus legs in my skin. When the pathologist said there was no more, the doctor did my skin grafting. Afterwards, he said that morphea like is so aggressive that he would send it off for further testing. And they did find the cancer in two more places in the edge of the scar. So I had to have more surgery. So that is what it looks like pink and peels a lot, and don't trust the doctor's word!!! (Website deleted by EmpowHer moderator)
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