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About a year ago, I...
About a year ago, I had a freckle that swelled up and itched a lot. We were short handed at work, so I couldn't get to a doctor and by the time I was able to take time off work it had healed. Last week it got itchy and turned red again, but now it's healed over. Most of the dark skin was scratched off and now it just looks like a scar. Could it be cancer? Should I worry about it?
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Dr. Chip
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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
It use to be a dark freckle.

Got it--thanks

No, not cancer

This is a totally benign keratosis and nothing to worry about

Please let me know if you need any more information

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Will it come back again?

No, it won't

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