About 2 years ago, I started getting a growth on my left cheek. As it grew, I could feel it's roots going deep inside my face, even to my brain. It was striking nerves and even causing headaches. I was so bothered by it, I kept picking at it to discover a root. When I pulled it out, it stopped growing... for a while. Eventually it started growing again. Doctors said it didn't look like anything to worry about, but I didn't care. I hated it and wanted it gone.