Woman Shocked to Find Out Why Average Pimple Won't Go Away

When she was 15, Gemma Cottam noticed a pimple on the side of her face. She was surprised that it didn't disappear after a few days, then, it turned into a mole.

She then went to see a doctor and posted on Facebook, “After having it checked by a dermatologist, I was told it was okay but could have it removed if I wanted to. Being scared of how she said she would remove it, I quickly declined and forgot about it.” She went on vacation to Amsterdam where her scar popped open. She was scheduled to have it removed for good. Yet, the flesh was sent to the lab and analyzed.

She explained “He [her doctor] told me there that the mole was cancerous and I had stage two melanoma but because of the size and thickness they had removed the mole but my skin around it still needed to be removed too as there was a 95 percent chance the cancer could be there too or if not quickly develop there.”

In addition, doctors told her they needed to remove another three centimeters of skin for the area and biopsy her lymph nodes to determine where cancer had spread. Thankfully, her operation was a success.

Unfortunately, she learned that cancer had spread to her lymph nodes--this meant she was now stage 3. She had to have another procedure done that left her with some nerve damage.

After her procedures she wrote, “I don’t want to scare anyone by showing them my scars, I want to show them what cancer can do. It is gruesome but that’s what I had to deal with and I just want to raise awareness that a tiny mole can be cancerous and people shouldn’t ignore them.”

Photo: ITV

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