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I have noticed that I have a bump on my head that seems slightly raised, and will bleed on occasion. it is pink in color, and It forms a scab, but never really heals up. The spot seems to bleed a watery looking blood. I am worried, and have no insurance. I was wondering how concerned I should be.

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replied April 8th, 2009
Skin Cancer Answer A6288
Unfortunately, it is impossible to make a specific diagnosis over the Internet. One should always be concerned, however, when lumps or bumps in the skin fail to heal, and spontaneously bleed (especially if they are enlarging over time). A simple biopsy can usually make the diagnosis of a cancerous versus benign lesion of the skin. Therefore, if possible, you should seek medical care through whatever programs might be available in your area to uninsured patients (such as Medicaid or free clinics, for example).


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