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Thursday, October 27, 2016
Skin Care and Diseases
I`m having deep pain where skin cancer was
I was wondering if I should seek medical attention? I had skin cancer removed about 8 mo`s ago and I`ve developed a very deep sharp pain where it was removed from.
Do I need to be concerned about it or is it just from the surgery? Thank you
Post surgical scars can sometimes have varying sensations ranging from itching to pain. Sites of prior skin cancer also have to be checked for possible recurrence. However, pain, is not a common symptom for recurrence.
If it is to a degree that causes noticeable discomfort, it should be checked by a physician.
Elma D Baron, MD
Associate Professor of Dermatology
Director, Skin Study Center
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University