Simple removal surgery - jtomalia

Procedure or Surgery Associated with Squamous Cell Carcinoma, Skin Cancer - Non-Melanoma. Posted on June 8, 2016 View this journey (2 Experiences)

For fifteen plus years I've had a growth under my right middle fingernail. For all that time it didn't seem to cause much of a problem, however about once a month I would have to "scrape" it out and snip it with nail cutters. I did seek treatment from my doctor who diagnosed it a a "flat wart". He treated it several times with liquid nitrogen but is still grew back. In the meantime I was treating it with Compound W, Freeze-Off, vinegar and everything else I could throw at it to rid my self of the problem.

Nothing worked so I was sent to a surgeon who removed the growth. He sent it in to pathology for testing. The test results showed squamous cell carcinoma.

I was totally caught off guard as was my doctor and surgeon. I have been dealing with lung cancer for over two years now and certainly didn't need this in the mix!

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

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