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New growth on original scar

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      Hi everybody;
      I haven’t posted in a while, PTL, been NED for over a year. July scan continued to be clear. I do have a bit of an issue though. In the last week, an area has appeared just barely on my original WLE scar. It is not like a mole, It is bright red, has two bumps and is somewhat painful/sensitive.
      I am attaching a picture:

      I think that link should work….
      I guess you all will let me know. Not sure whether this is just me being paranoid or a real issue. Interested in knowing what y’all think.

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          Ted, thanks for checking in. If you show it to your oncologist/surgeon/wound specialist, you will, I hope, get peace of mind and confirmation that it’s all okay. If there is an issue, you’ll identify it in the earliest and most treatable stage. Either way, you’ll at least get the benefit of knowledge. Keep us posted! You’re not paranoid, just vigilant.
            Hay Ted long time no see! Sweet pic of that Russian lady! Your link was comprimised i think! Haha..but i did see the unbroken link you provided.. your barely at what, 5 or 6 months since your WLE? hopefully its just a fester of pimples or damaged hair follicles causing bumps, like our MRF brother said, send that pic into your Derm Doc! Could be a side effect from your Opdivo treatment! FINGERS CROSSED BROTHER!
              You probably already know what everyone will write: get it checked by a specialist asap. My initial recovery took over a year to finally look a little bit normal. Twas under my right foot so pretty different from everywhere else on the body. My last scar biopsy on my belly healed very differently. Here’s how I look at you: it’s either scarring related or local recurrence. One week is pretty fast for such changes to occur. Usually I think mel is supposed to come back over some time if it does. Not one week. This is not medical advice only my two cents. I’ve had quite a lot of such scares over the last almost three years now. Quite a lot. All unrelated to mel. I wish you the very same. Keep us posted. Your situation is ours. We’re family.
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