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I was really worried for you reading the title of this post, but it sounds like basal cell carcinoma, which has a very good prognosis. Super-common here in Oz, 30% have had it, including me.

My GP experience went the other way - he diagnosed the tumour on my scalp as melanoma, which is pretty much a death sentence in that location. I had to wait a week to see the dermatologist, and rushed out to tell my wife the good news "I've got a basal cell carcinoma", which left her initially flummoxed.

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