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Tracey was a 44 year old school teacher, with 3 young children. She became aware of a new brown spot on her calf. She asked her GP about it and Mary was referred to the dermatologist. Mary put off the appointment for another 6 months.
Eventually she was prompted to make the phone call to the specialist when she noticed a dark raised area appear within the spot. The lesion was a melanoma.
This one was more advanced than Mary’s, and therefore had the potential to spread. It was treated with surgery and currently she remains well.