Butterfly9191's Journey with Basal Cell Carcinoma, Skin Cancer - N...

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

Patient Info: Newly diagnosed (has not begun treatment), Diagnosed: over 4 years ago, Female, Age: 38

  1. 1
    about 4 years ago
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    Side Effects

    I was using Aldara on my skin cancer. First it wass to get rid of it, then it was to shrink it, but I started to bleed after using it and I think some of the medication got into my blood and I am very worried.

  2. 2
    about 4 years ago
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    I need to decide if I should have surgery with a plastic surgeon or my dermatologist.

    Decision Point

    I hadn't felt comfortable with the nurse I was seeing at my dermatologists' office, so I got a second opinion from an oncologist. He recommended I have suregery with a specialist in plastic surgery. He still said I should followup up with my dermatologist. I called and told them I will only see the Doctor, and not the nurse anymore. Boy, did they give me a hard time. It was very frustrating.

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