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For a couple of years I have had what I suspect to be an undiagnosed squamous cell carcinoma on my big toe. If I scratch off the superficial part it looks like there is a root remaining (I can see what looks like the end of a blood vessel) and of course the thing comes back. Does the presence of the "root" tell me anything about the nature of the item? Thanks.

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    Go to your doctor, they can remove it and send it to be checked for cancer - it's super easy to do. Or they may take one look at it and diagnose it as something else. If it is a wart they can guide you in removing it permanently. If it's cancer, they can treat it appropriately.
    – DoctorWhom
    Mar 28 '17 at 6:41
  • Just giving the first sentence of DoctorWhom the highlighting it deserves: Go to your doctor and get it checked!
    – Narusan
    Mar 28 '17 at 13:51
  • Thanks for your concern, but I'd still like to know the answer. If it is frozen off it will come back because it has a root. S/he'll say I'm cured and then it comes back a year later somewhere else.
    – Ruminator
    Mar 29 '17 at 10:46

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