I have a history of skin cancer and over the last decade I've had several lumps of my face removed. When I noticed another patch of skin on my face a couple of months ago I was convinced it was back. My GP agreed with me and arranged for me to visit the Dermatologist. I went today.
I'd never been to this clinic before previously using the one out of town where; they looked it my face, didn't like what they saw then proceeded to cut out chunks. Not here!
The young doctor wasn't convinced even though I told her that it was the same as the previous ones (I had a history here) though reluctantly agreed to get a second opinion. She told me there was a long waiting list and they shouldn't operate if there was nothing wrong with me. I understand and agree with this but if the previous doctors had thought the same I'd probably be dead by now. Her colleague suggested I have a biopsy which was fine, at least I find out one way or the other but she could have done that of her own back couldn't she? Does she have to pay for the procedure? Is it any skin off her nose?
The doctor doing the biopsy was very nice and even offered to show me the instruments he was going to use. Erm, no thank you! He also told me that the wound was oozing quite a bit but that was because I had a good blood flow being so YOUNG! Nice man. That was after he punched me with the biopsy punch.