The Doctors House Call: Cami Avila Afraid of the Doctor
The Doctors director Lynn has a sister who was in need of a house call. The women both lost their mother, and now Gwen wants to make sure her sister is taken care of. Cami Avila loves to be outdoors, but she never wears sunscreen. Is the lesion on her forehead a lipoma or something more serious?
Cami said she is afraid of doctors and needles. She does not want to find out bad news from a biopsy or other test result. Lynn said it is important to be proactive about your health, but Cami is tired of her sister pestering her to get help.
Though Lynn was concerned about a bump on her sister’s forehead and a discolored mole. Skin cancer runs in the family, but Cami is either in denial or resistant to getting a checkup. The Doctors sent Dr Andrew Ordon to San Diego to make a House Call.
The Drs TV: Mysterious Forehead Bump
Dr Ordon examined the forehead bump Cami has had on her forehead for the past several years. The good news is that it is probably benign after that length of time. He said it may be a cyst or benign tumor, but it could be easily removed.
As for the mole on her neck, it would need a biopsy. There were two more moles on her back, and Dr Ordon also saw cause for concern there. He wanted to get her a thorough examination, since it could be awhile before she would go back to another doctor.
Back in the studio, Dr Ordon said that Cami was more receptive than he expected. Dr Travis Stork said that even he hates going to the doctor. But prevention could save your life or save you a lot of time and unnecessary appointments in the future.
The Doctors: Forehead Lipoma + Skin Biopsy Results
Dr Drew removed the mass from her forehead, determining that it was a lipoma. As for the moles, those were removed for testing as well. He predicted that her incisions would all heal nicely.
So what happened when she got her test results back? Cami joined The Doctors on the set to get her test results. Given the family history, Dr Andrew Ordon was worried about the moles on her neck and back. But the good news is that everything Cami had on her skin was benign.
He also removed some sun damage from the skin on her nose. On the leg, a pigmented lesion was a benign keratosis. It sounds like Cami should be good to go after letting Dr Andrew examine her mysterious body problems.
The Drs TV: Taking Care of Your Health
From the control room, big sister Lynn thanked Cami for going through the process, and was grateful to hear good news from her sibling. Dr Ordon said she was right to be concerned, and it’s a good thing that Cami took care of the suspicious symptoms.
Dr Travis Stork said that taking care of yourself is not selfish, and it can actually be good for your loved ones, who do not have to be stressed out while worrying about you.