granny's Journey with Atypical/Agressive Basal Cell Carcinoma

Patient: Skin Cancer - Non-Melanoma > Basal Cell Carcinoma > Atypical/Agressive Basal Cell Carcinoma

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: about 6 years ago, Female, Age: 67

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    • granny
    • Experience with Atypical/Agressive Basa...
    about 5 years ago
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    Cancer is back/Recurred

    Oh No

    I thought the cancer was gone. Then it returned in the same place on my body. It grew to 24cm because the symtoms mimicked shingles.

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    • granny
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    about 5 years ago
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    Surgery to remove cancer that has spread

    Procedure or Surgery

    I had the initial surgery and was healing but the site became infected. Because of the infection I had a second surgery (debridement).

    Went as Expected: Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • granny
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    about 5 years ago
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    Curettage and electrodesiccation

    Procedure or Surgery

    I went through this procedure and cancerous tumor grew back within six weeks more aggressive and larger.

    Went as Expected: Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • granny
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    about 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I have been using chemotherapy cream on tumors. It reduces the size of the tumors and on small tumors it can eradicate them. It is my hope that it will reduce the number of surgeries that I will have to endure.

    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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