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Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia

  1. Nov 16, 2004 #1
    Hey everyone. I have a big favor to ask any of you willing to answer. My mother's friend's husband had what looked like a pimple on his face but it never healed. Under the suggestion of his wife he went to the dermatologist and he said it could be one of two things. It could be good or very serious. Now when she told me this I thought that it might be melanoma but John's Hopkins diagonosed it as hair follicle cancer. I tried looking it up online but its not under any type of cancer. I was thinking it might be some type of melanoma or lymphoma. I thought I was pretty close when I found Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia but as I read on the thickening of the blood caused by this rare form of lymphoma it does not seem to be it. My question is, if anyone has any idea what kind of cancer hair follicle cancer falls under please let me know. I would like to learn more about it to possibly help a friend of a friend. Even if its just a suggestion it would do wonders. Thank you. :smile:
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  3. Nov 17, 2004 #2


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    it might be a TRICHOEPITHELIOMA
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2004
  4. Nov 17, 2004 #3
    THANK YOU SO MUCH!! You have no idea what this means to me. :)
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