Posted by: Marisca | 2012/11/13

Basal Cell Carcinoma

Dear Doctor,

I am 27 years old and female. I have noticed last month that I have a type of pimple on my stomach. Recently I noticed that it got bigger and doesn''t look like a pimple but a type of a sore. I have a photo of it to give an indication of what it looks like. My husband also saw it and said I must go check it out. I realized that i have a family history of cancer and just want to check if this is a possibility of skin cancer that i''m developing.
From my mother''s side: my Grandmother passed away from womb cancer, two of my uncles passed away from throat cancer, the other uncle had colon cancer and recently diagnosed cancer-free, and then the last uncle passed away last month from liver cancer. My mother is the only one that didn''t get cancer (yet). I''m afraid that i might get cancer so i really need your help.I''m also 14 weeks 2 days pregnant and afraid that my unborn child might be in danger if it is cancer. Your resonse wil be highly appreciated.

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Hi Marisca, thank you for the question and my apologies for the long delay with my response but we have just recently arrived from our London practice.

Congratulations for the pregnancy and I wish all the best for you, the baby, and the rest of the family.
I would definitely have the lesion checked by a dermatologist; it is most probably nothing to worry about but one should be 100% sure especially with the pregnancy and the strong family histrory.

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