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Skin Cancer Biopsy

I had a tumor removed from my buttocks. It was dark red, hard and it was getting bigger. I noticed it several months ago and thought it was a pimple but it kept getting bigger. So I went to the dermatologist and they said it was a tumor. They performed a curettage and electrodesiccation. They are sending it off for a biopsy. Does anyone know much about these? I have never had one before. A little worried. I am out in the sun allot!
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Hello and welcome to the forum.  I am sorry you have this worry but am glad you are under a doctor's care.  Please let us know what the biopsy reveals. We want you to know that many tumors on the skin are benign or non cancerous.  This article has a list of those https://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/skin-cysts-tumors.  Things like warts are considered tumors, Seborrheic keratoses, Dermatofibromas, and lipomas.  So, there are numerous things this could be.   I would not worry until you need to as the odds are it is on the benign list of tumors.  Please do let us know the results.
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Thank you very much! I will definitely let you know the results. I go back to get the results and the stitches out next Weds.
Hi - did you ever get the results? How are you doing?
Yes I did! It was benign:) Thanks for asking! I am so grateful
I've been following your thread - so happy for you!
That's fantastic! So happy to hear this :)
Thank you!
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