A 22-year-old female asked:
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doc suggests biopsy for nodules under skin and blackening and swelling of lower leg..could it be cancer?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Get the biopsy: I am even more concerned about a necrotizing panniculitis, vasculitis or calciphylaxis, please get biopsied.
Answered on Nov 19, 2013
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Dr. Travis Kidner
16 years experience Surgical Oncology
Patience.: You will have to wait for the pathology report to be sure.
Answered on Apr 4, 2013
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Dr. Charles Rocamboli
17 years experience Family Medicine
Yes, that is why they want a biopsy, Cancer is a possibility.
Apr 4, 2013

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