Hair stylist finds breast cancer on client’s scalp

U.S. & World

HOLT, MICH. (WILX) Patty Bolle is fighting her second round of breast cancer. 

13 years ago, she found a lump in her breast. She recovered nicely, and thought she was cancer-free, until a year ago, when she sat in her stylist’s chair for a haircut. 

“It was just about bigger than a dime size and it looked like it had been burned,” said hair stylist Nikki McClure. “It was kind of red and splotchy and so I asked her if she burned it and she said no and I kind of poked it a little bit and asked if it was sensitive and she said no.”

Doctors biopsied the spot and found it was the most advanced stage of breast cancer.

Now, fighting the stubborn disease again, Patty is taking an oral drug that targets cancer cells.

Doctors say it is not very common to find metastatic breast cancer on the scalp. It usually appears in the liver, brain, bones or lungs.

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