A 22-year-old female asked:
why is biopsy needed for discolouration and swelling of lower leg that has nodules under the skin? how much chance that it might be cancer?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Ed Friedlander answered
44 years experience Pathology
Rule out...: My first concern is leukocytoclastic vasculitis. I trust this is not kaposi's, but there are many other concerning entities that a biopsy is required to diagnose. Talk about the results with your physician.
Answered on Mar 21, 2013
Dr. Travis Kidner answered
17 years experience Surgical Oncology
See your derm: Any new lesions involving your skin should be brought to the attention of your friendly dermatologist.
Answered on Apr 4, 2013
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