leeranger's Journey with Skin Cancer - Non-Melanoma

Patient: Skin Cancer - Non-Melanoma

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: about 5 years ago, Female, Age: 34

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    • leeranger
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Non-Me...
    almost 5 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    Had what was thought to be a cyst removed from just under the surface of the skin on my finger. Turned out to be acrospiroma or porocarcinoma. I'm told these two things are synonymous. Rare tumor of the sweat gland.

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    • leeranger
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Non-Me...
    almost 5 years ago
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    Sentinel lymph node biopsy

    Procedure or Surgery

    Had a sentinel lymph node biopsy done. 5 nodes were removed from my arm pit area. Results were negative.

    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • leeranger
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    almost 5 years ago
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    Wide excision surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Had a wide excision of my finger where the tumor was at the same time as my sentinal node biopsy. Path reports show that cancer still present.

    Went as Expected: Not Specified
    Minimal Recovery: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    • leeranger
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Non-Me...
    almost 5 years ago
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    Cancer is back/Recurred

    Oh No

    Results of wide excision show cancer is still present. Doctor is suggesting amputation of the finger.

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