Skin cancer can arise anywhere on the body. In this particular example a patient presented to me at the University Hospitals Wound Center in The Streetsboro Health Center.  She had a lesion or wound on her leg that had been present for almost one year. Initially she felt that it was a blister although it would never completely heal. She was sent to me for evaluation and treatment for a non healing wound.  The wound did not appear to be a veanous stasis wound and as result of being present for greater than six months biopsy was warranted.


A small 3mm punch biopsy of the wound was performed on initial presentation which demonstrated a basal-squamous cell carcinoma of the lower extremity.

Treatment will require wide excision of the lesion.

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