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Mom Attempts To Remove Her Own Mole - Leads To Horrifying Cancer Discovery

A young mother from the U.K. had a small mole on her face, and she didn't like it. The London woman wanted to get rid of it and spoke to her doctor about it, but the physician informed her that Britain's National Health Service did not cover cosmetic mole removals. She decided to take matters into her own hands and sought DIY mole removal tutorials on YouTube. After making an attempt, she ended up with a hole in her face and a cancer diagnosis.

Faye Ryder thought of the mole on the side of her nose as nothing but a nuisance. She felt very self-conscious about it and wanted the small mark gone. She followed a YouTube video's instructions to remove it by applying tea tree oil to 'dry it out'. She then attempted to scrape off the small growth. The 29-year-old was under the impression that, because tea tree oil is an antiseptic, that this was a hygienic and safe practice.

Ryder's plan seemed to backfire, however. Within six months, the mole had not gone away; it had gotten bigger. It began itching. It felt like something bubbled under the surface of her skin. She finally went to the hospital to have it checked out, and doctors performed a biopsy. They revealed to the mother of two that her mole had been a cancerous tumor.

Ryder was shocked. "My mum was always careful with sunscreen and I’ve only been abroad once so I never suspected that I could have cancer, let alone that it was dormant in my face," she said. "It would have gone undetected and spread across my face if I hadn’t tried to get rid of the mole myself. It’s ironic that I hated the tiny mole on my face and now have a four-inch scar across it, but it’s a small price to pay considering how much worse it could have been."

The young woman had surgery to remove layers of cancerous skin. She almost lost her entire nose, but doctors were able to save most of it. She does have a hole, though, where the mole once resided, and she’s had to have stitches from just under her eye down to her chin. Doctors believe they have gotten all the cancer, though Ryder will have to regularly undergo checkups and wear sunscreen religiously from now on.

Once self-conscious about a tiny mole, the young mother now has a four-inch long scar across her face. She feels self-conscious in public, and even had to leave a school event because she felt like all the children were staring at her. She suffers from anxiety over the scar, but says her family helps her get through it.

“My partner is wonderful and tells me constantly how beautiful I still am," she reveals. "I’m so lucky my family supported me through this ordeal and want to urge others to get their moles checked.”

Source: The Sun
Photo: Talk To The Press

She underwent Mohs surgery to remove the cancerous cells.

Faye was left with a large scar on her face.

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