& # 39; Trying to pop was the worst thing I could have done & # 39 ;: how the tiny & # 39; pimple & # 39; of a man turned into a lump the size of a GOLF BALL – and it could have killed him
- In six weeks, the small seat of a man from Queensland turned into a pimp of golf ball size
- It turned out to be a common form of cancer called squamous cell carcinoma
- Surgeons performed a procedure up to his skull to cut the lump away
In six weeks, a man's little pimple turned into a golf-ball-sized cancel label that had to undergo urgent surgery to be removed.
James Murray, 52, of Marcoola on the coast of the sun, had a benign pimple on his forehead that turned into a raised black and purple lump.
& # 39; Trying to pop the pimple in salt water was one of the worst things I could have done & he said Courier mail.
After using his hands to try and plop his growing seat, he got a scar and sought medical help.
He went to the plastic and reconstructive team at Sunshine Coast University Hospital for an operation to clear the bump he & # 39; Freddie & # 39; had mentioned.
James Murray, 52, from Marcoola on the coast of the Sunshine, used his hands to try and pop the golf ball sized pimple, but after it was signed, he sought medical help
Mr. Murray was left with the scars on his forehead, but he says he couldn't be happier with the results compared to what it looked like
Mr. Murray was left with his scars on his forehead, but he says he couldn't be happier with the results compared to what it looked like before.
& # 39; I was pretty concerned at some point about how fast it was growing. It got pretty bad, & he said.
& # 39; They told me it had to be removed and removed quickly. I had to put my faith in their hands. & # 39;
The pimple turned out to be a squamous cell carcinoma – the second most common form of skin cancer that starts with an uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in the outer layer of the skin.
Surgeons performed a two-part operation up to his skull to cut the lump away.
The procedure was followed by a complicated rotation of his scalp to ensure that the area where the cancer was found was covered.
Doctors said they should approach cancer removal differently from other melanomas, because there was a chance that they were dealing with a rarer form of cancer.
Melanoma is the second most common cancer on the Sunshine Coast, and doctors use Mr. Murray's story to spread awareness to get regular skin checks.
The pimple turned out to be a squamous cell carcinoma – the second most common form of skin cancer that starts with an uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in the outer layer of the skin. On the photo: before the lump grew
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