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Warts and cancer - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   my father has been to the hospital and had a lump cut out of his arm they say it could be a wart but last year he had cancer cut from his ear he also has a cough which does not go away
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Dr here
Doctor :   let me read ur query
Doctor :   MAY I know his age ?
Doctor :   and the size of the lump, that has been cut out ?
Doctor :   Are u there ?
User :   he is 75 the lump is about 1inch not quite sure on size
Doctor :   how long did he have the lump ?
User :   for at least 6 months
Doctor :   ok, so it has been sent for biopsy and histology i guess?
Doctor :   did the doctor mention, what the lump might have been ?
User :   yes that right they didnt want to cut it out because they said it be a wart but he asked them to cut it all away
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   what about the lump in the ear ? was it a cancer confirmed ?
User :   yes that was cancer
Doctor :   what kind of cancer , was that mentioned ?
User :   basel cell
Doctor :   In that case, it is locally malignant , and does not spread to far off places
User :   ok so what about his arm could be a wart i guess just a bit concerned as looked quite nasty
Doctor :   yes , warts look bad and dangerous
Doctor :   but they are not cancerous if the diagnosis was warts
User :   o k thank you
Doctor :   you are welcome
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