I have already been diagnosed with a rare soft tissue sarcoma cancer called ‘fibromyxoid sarcoma’ and I was 16/17 during the time of the diagnosis, that was during the UK’s first lockdown in 2020, thankfully it was removed via surgery and thats my only treatment atm. I do have regular check ups ‘n stoof, but i am not sure if i am being left to wonder too much about cancer bcz i have now got the thought of skin cancer inside my head.
remember being 9 and seeing a mole randomly in the middle of my chest whilst showering and i remember thinking oh okay bit random for a mole to be there. But over the past few months i have noticed that it has grown, become slightly risen and itchy. It’s colour has also changed from mousy brown to this. My question is: out of speculation (Your opinion) would you say this could be cancer. & should i go to the doctor about it?!. (I have tried to book an appointment but bcz of people panic booking bcz of COVID my doctors office is booked ATM)
Thank you for getting in touch with us, and welcome to our online community. My name is Annerose, I am one of the Cancer Information Nurses on the Macmillan Support Line.
It is understandable to worry about any changes you noticed, and yes you are right, we cannot diagnose via this medium. However, the mole has changed, and it is causing you concerns, so our advice would be to get in touch with your team or GP and to ask for an assessment of this mole.
In most cases it is nothing to worry about, but is different and new, so it should be reviewed by a professional. You GP can refer you to a dermatology clinic, or your hospital team can assess this in clinic.
If you cannot get through to your assigned nurse, you can try and leave them a message for them to get back to you, if you have not done so already. Or you can contact your consultant’s secretary, either via email or phone and inform them of your concerns and ask for an appointment to be seen in clinic.
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