• I have just been diagnosed with BCC. I am terrified ...what next?

    Asked by jrjr on Saturday, January 28, 2012

    I have just been diagnosed with BCC. I am terrified ...what next?

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    • nancyjac's Avatar

      BCC is the most common form of cancer in the US. The good news is that it slow growing, rarely spreads, is easily removed, and with proper care, rarely recurs. The are a number of treatments from simple surgical excision to cryosurgery to radiation. I'm sure your dermatologist will discuss these with you and recommend the best course of action. Here is a link for a good straight forward summary of BCC causes, treatments, and prevention.


      over 5 years ago
    • TomLand's Avatar

      Don't know about BCC but it sounds like mancyjac has it covered. I have pancreatic cancer, treatable but not curable. When I learned I did a lot of online research. It always helps me to learn what it is I am fighting. If you haven't done that you might try.

      over 5 years ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      The problem with having the internet and access to so much information is that your mind starts running too fast. When I was diagnosed for the third time 2 years ago, I searched, I looked and read. And totally freaked myself out. When I finally got to the dr. I had all the questions about % of cure, % of death rate and reoccurance. He looked at me and said "stay off the internet". Then he said, "this is nothing, we got this" I had a tonsil that was malignant, head and neck cancer. He cut it out, then done a radical neck disection on me, then radiation. I'm still here doing good. According to what I read, I shouldn't be.

      good luck to you, and trust, be positive, that you will be fine!!

      over 5 years ago
    • James' Avatar

      Am tennis player with many friends and we just about keep the dermatologists in their big expensive boats and resort condos. Surgical removal is a simple procedure when basel cell is caught early. If this is in the facial, neck area where scarring may be a concern locate a certified MOHs surgeon in your area. They are particularly trained to keep the excision as limited as possible and many are adept at cosmetic results...and stay out of the sun...do as I say, not as I do!

      over 5 years ago
    • Butterfly9191's Avatar

      Hi. I have a basal cell cancer also. I am worried too. I havn't had surgery yet. Mine is prettu large so they tried to shrink it using a cream first. I got a second opinion because I didn't like the slowness of treating it, and the oncologist said I should see a plastic surgeon and is setting up the appointment for me. I am scared though, it's on my chest area. I wish you the best, if you would like to support each other, we can follow each other.

      about 5 years ago
    • Ryeman's Avatar

      Try Curaderm, it worked for me.
      Also take Stabilized Oxygen (as the directions say)
      Both of these things have been amazing for me.

      almost 5 years ago

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