Dermatofibroma sounds so much better

Not my picture, but this looks like my bump.

While my MRI results are not back yet, I’ve been breathing easy today after my visit with the dermatologist revealed that the bumps on my leg are benign dermatofibromas and not some kind of skin malignancy.

Never heard of the term before, but it is apparently “a common type of benign skin tumor that is small, slow-growing, typically firm, red-to-brown bump, seen most often on the legs,” according the literature the dermatologist gave me.

I can now go back to worrying solely about the recently diagnosed malignancy in my left breast.

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