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I have a bump that just appeared around a week ago on my chest.

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I have a bump that just appeared around a week ago on my chest.
I'm scared need advice
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  DocPhilMD replied 1 year ago.
do you have any pics?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Yes I do have pictures
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Yes
Expert:  DocPhilMD replied 1 year ago.
attach them here or upload to photobucket and provide the link
Expert:  DocPhilMD replied 1 year ago.
standing by
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I can't get the pic to upload
Expert:  DocPhilMD replied 1 year ago.
put it on photobucket
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Please go to photobucket
Mimiblue1224 is my username
Derkam1224 password
I'm desperate the upload picture of the bump is there
Expert:  DocPhilMD replied 1 year ago.
it is not workingjust click on the picture and paste the URL (webpage address) here
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
http://i668.photobucket.com/albums/vv46/mimiblue1224/Mobile%20Uploads/20150708_183815_1.jpg
Expert:  DocPhilMD replied 1 year ago.
Okay I got it!
Expert:  DocPhilMD replied 1 year ago.
Well I have to say that I am concerned too.This is not a bad skin cancer like melanoma but I am worried it might be basal cell carcinomayou need to see a doctor for a biopsy soonThis isn't the type of cancer that spreads and kills you but it does need taken care of
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I don't have insurance
Expert:  DocPhilMD replied 1 year ago.
your best option is urgent care then. they can do a biopsy for relatively cheap
Expert:  DocPhilMD replied 1 year ago.
or just pay out of pocket for a dermatologist
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
What can happen if it goes untreated
Expert:  DocPhilMD replied 1 year ago.
gets bigger and bigger and then you need a huge chunk of skin taken out and skin grafts
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It just came up last week on my chest...will more show up
Expert:  DocPhilMD replied 1 year ago.
No, not likely. Just this one
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I'm scared now
Expert:  DocPhilMD replied 1 year ago.
I'm sorry. I don't mean to scare you. You just need it biopsied.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Can it be treated with medication,cream surgery
Expert:  DocPhilMD replied 1 year ago.
no it needs surgical removal
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I can't afford surgery.. I don't know what to do
Expert:  DocPhilMD replied 1 year ago.
you don't have a choice. you have to get it checked

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