He went to the doctor for a mole that was growing, they diagnosed him as being due to dryness, but it turned out to be skin cancer.

He went to the doctor for a mole that was growing, they diagnosed him as being due to dryness, but it turned out to be skin cancer.
He went to the doctor for a mole that was growing, they diagnosed him as being due to dryness, but it turned out to be skin cancer.

Megan Grieves went to the doctor more than 30 times to seek an explanation for a mole growing on her left leg. For ten years, he attended several check-ups to understand the size of the freckle. The doctors told him it was dryness.

The woman revealed to ‘The Sun’ that she had had a mole on her leg for as long as she could remember. “When I turned 15, my grandmother said she didn’t like how she looked and she told me to go to the doctor,” she said.

However, the woman, who is 36 now, detected that something was not right: the size of the mark began to grow. Concerned about her health and what her late grandmother, June Evans, told her before she died, she immediately went to the doctor.

​Grieves said she was prescribed moisturizing creams to treat the patch on her foot. For a time, he applied various ointments and followed the experts’ recommendations, but the mole grew larger and larger and began to turn red.

​”As time went on, my mole became more scabby and scaly. It started out the size of a large freckle and got to the size of 10 coins put together,” He assured the international media.

Without being calm, she insisted that the size was wrong.

His grandmother was very insistent that she had never liked that brand. ​Grieves pushed to be evaluated once again with a dermatologist, who discovered something serious. In 2016, she was diagnosed with melanoma, a variant of skin cancer that is considered the most dangerous.

“As time went on, my mole became more scabby and scaly and sometimes bled,” she said.

As time went on, my mole became more scabby and scaly. It started out the size of a large freckle and reached the size of 10 coins put together.

​According to MedlinePlus, it is caused by mutations in cells called melanocytes, a pigment produced in the skin. The sign to be alert is when a new mole appears or an existing one that has changed color, shape or size.

After this diagnosis, she underwent two surgeries to remove the cancerous mole. It was somewhat surprising to her that the doctors did not inform her of this before.

(Read: He had skin cancer and never realized it: these were the symptoms he let go).

With the procedure, his skin was cut in a circle and an open wound was left on his leg. Additionally, she underwent a graft to disguise her hole. She confessed that she avoids taking her legs out because she is aware of the scar.

​”The diagnosis had a huge impact on our lives. The recovery was very long and I was on my feet for a long time,” he commented.

After two surgeries, his leg was left with a hole.

Photo:Facebook: @megangrieves

Megan Grieves thanks her grandmother for alerting her

Megan Grieves told ‘The Sun’ that she had had the mole since she was very young, but she didn’t pay attention to it until its size became unusual. She remembers a lot that her grandmother always told her that something was wrong.

“My grandmother urged me to go back to the doctor one more time because she was convinced something was wrong,” she added.

The woman calls to be aware of any abnormal mole.

Photo:Facebook: @megangrieves

Evans died in 2020, at age 68, and her granddaughter always appreciates her insistence on taking care of her. “If it wasn’t for her, I might never have had my mole examined. She saved my life,” she said.

After her 2016 surgery, she was referred for another operation the following year. Since then, she has been diagnosed with lymphedema and fibromyalgia, which causes swelling and chronic pain caused by melanoma.

Grieves admitted that her life changed: “I can’t even go to a theme park with my children because standing in line for too long makes my leg swell. Lymphedema will be with me for the rest of my life.”

The woman urged anyone who has any concerns about a mole or their general health to consult their GP. “I have always covered up and have never been on a sun lounger, which shows it can happen to anyone, but not using sunscreen or sun loungers increases the risk. No tan is worth it“he admitted.

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