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The 98th opinion

I wake up and notice a slight bump on my hand – it has some red around it.   I decide to ignore it for a few months because it seems silly to go to the doctor for a slight red bump.  People ask me “What’s with the red bump?”  I say “It’s nothing. It’ll go away.”  But it doesn’t go away, in fact it gets a bit redder and a bit bigger.
So I make an appointment to see the doctor just to be safe.  Well, the doctor takes one look and says “That is definitely pre-cancerous” and needs to treated ASAP.  He suggest a topical cream and I assure the doctor I’ll think about and go off on my merry way.  After all it is pre-cancerous.  Not real cancer!  Right?