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She Thought It Was A 'Pimple' But Her Mistake Was Trusting The Doctor

Meet Gemma Cottam, a 25-year-old, live in a place called Skelmersdale, inbetween Liverpool and Wigan in the North West of England. The reason why we are introducing her today is because of her uniqueness, she faced something and decided to spread words. According to her Facebook page, it all started when a pimple that had appeared on the side of her face turned into a mole. Later she decided to visit a doctor. 

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She Thought It Was A 'Pimple' But Her Mistake Was Trusting The Doctor

She Thought It Was A 'Pimple' But Her Mistake Was Trusting The Doctor

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When she was fifteen, she discovered a small mole.

When she was fifteen, she discovered a small mole.

That's what her doctors said.

That's what her doctors said.

After ten years, it started to increase drastically in size, so she decided to get it removed.

That pimple which has increased drastically.

That pimple which has increased drastically.

After she returned from a vacation, her fiance, Paul proposed to her. Later they decided to go for a procedure.

Whole process took only twenty minutes.

Whole process took only twenty minutes.

But it took several weeks for the results of the biopsy. Her scar after surgery looks popped open.

And the end results are not satisfactory.

And the end results are not satisfactory.

A picture after the biopsy done on her lymph node.

A picture after the biopsy done on her lymph node.

Her doctor told her that she would have to have three centimeters of her skin removed from her face and a biopsy done on her lymph nodes to determine whether cancer had spread or not.

Her first surgery was a success.

Her first surgery was a success.

But soon she gets to know that cancer had spread to her lymph nodes, and it was now on stage 3. She underwent another procedure which caused nerve damage.

Now she is trying to aware people about the dangers of suspicious mole.

Now she is trying to aware people about the dangers of suspicious mole.

Her inspiring message..

Her inspiring message..

For a girl, it's hard to deal with the scars. She says she often gets stares from the strangers. But she never stopped, and she wants to encourage others to get their skin checked. Just like her, you can also save someone's life just by sharing this article. Also, share your valuable comments.

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