BCCNSMOM's Journey:

Survivor: Skin Cancer - Non-Melanoma > Basal Cell Carcinoma

Patient Info: Living with cancer as a chronic illness (undergoing adjuvant therapy), Diagnosed: over 44 years ago, Female, Age: 58

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    • Experience with Basal Cell Carcinoma,...
    over 5 years ago
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    Other

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    This person has yet to add any details about this experience.

    Easy to Do: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • Experience with Basal Cell Carcinoma,...
    over 5 years ago
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    Clinical Trial

    A wonderful drug for non-invasive treatment for aggressive basal cell carcinoma, Vismodegib, is currently being tested for people with advanced basal cell carcinoma. We have over 50 of our Network members participating with impressive resolution of existing basal cells; and reduction of newly formed bcc's.

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    • Experience with Basal Cell Carcinoma,...
    over 5 years ago
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    Breakthrough

    Celebration

    Skin cancers disappearing completely without surgery, due to hedgehog inhibitor clinical trial participation; saved my nose.

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    • Experience with Basal Cell Carcinoma,...
    over 5 years ago
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    Mohs surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    I have had an excellent Mohs surgeon for over 30 years, who has removed hundreds of aggressive bcc's with skill and precision. The years of surgery do take a toll, on symmetrical features, contours and scar tissue formation. But, I still have a nose, eyelids, ears, and his technique and attention to detail are remarkable.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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