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I'm a 67 year old male. I have had a growth on my cheek,

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Hello, I'm a 67 year old male. I have had a growth on my cheek, slowly enlarging for the last month, possibly starting from what may have been a shaving nick. It's small - about 5mm and protubes about 4mm - and has a grape-like, smooth, irregular texture. No soreness. I've been using fusidic acid antibiotic on it. My doctor thinks it is not cancerous. I'm eager to have it excised before going to the far east at the end of next week, imagining that it will keep growing, but can't find a private dermatologist who is willing to do it in that time, citing worries that it may become infected. Is there a quick and easy solution?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.
Hello
No there is not a quick and easy solution.
And, this is not a normal growth.
It is probably a basal cell from your description.
I would ask the dermatologist what this is. A basal cell usually can wait some time.
A squamous cell can not.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for your advice. I will go back to my gp for a referral.

Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.
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