CSN Login
Members Online: 12

Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans

Posts: 3
Joined: Dec 2011

Hi. I am confused if anyone can help. I had my right lower leg operated on to remover it also had skin Grafs done 13 yrs ago now.
I have searched all the site I can on it but none of the photos look anything like mine did. It was the size of a 5 cent price when I first
Noticed it but it was an indent it the skin that had the color of a bruise. If I touched it it would be sore but just learnt to live with it.
No doctor back then knew what it was, then 13 yrs ago it grew into a lump and was very painful. So the doctors removed it and it was diagnosed.
Had second surgery to remove more of it. But I wondering why no one else's looks like mine did. I think it has returned today as I woke
Up in pain and a red lump on it. I really hope not as I have panic attacks when I in hospitals

Posts: 5
Joined: Aug 2011

Hi Rebecca. Mine was the same as yours. I had mine for about 15 years before it was diagnosed. Mine was beginning to bother me which is why it was finally biopsied. I had mine removed by wide excision in early September. I now have a scar on my upper abdomen that it about 3 inches long. The results said that the margins were clear. I would suggest that you get a biopsy just to be sure? I too hate hospitals and needles. But you have to do what you have to do. Better to catch it early. At least this time you know what it could be. I wish you all the best. I didn't see anyone else that had the same look. Mine was an indentation as well and looked like a bruise. That is likely why it took so long to figure out what it was. Take care!

Subscribe with RSS
About Cancer Society

The content on this site is for informational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Do not use this information to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease without consulting with a qualified healthcare provider. Please consult your healthcare provider with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your condition. Use of this online service is subject to the disclaimer and the terms and conditions.

Copyright 2000-2016 © Cancer Survivors Network