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A 29-year-old female asked:

I've a red pimple-like spot on nose, near wart removal. i feel so anxious it's cancer. i have an apt soon, but what can i do/look for in meantime?

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Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 65 years experience
Probably nothing: Skin lesions that are malignant ie squamous Ca, basal cell Ca appear as areas of superficial ulceration, with some bleeding and rescabing. If there is a small red area near previous wart, probably inflammatory. Use A&D ointment q day for about 2 wks and see what happens. If progression to ulceration then try EFUDEX (fluorouracil).

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