• Possible skin cancer???

    Asked by Bengal on Monday, July 27, 2020

    Possible skin cancer???

    I've been seeing a dermatologist for months regarding lesions on my face that won't heal. Every time I see him he comes up with a new theory and prescribed a new medication. Some of them did finally heal but one, on my cheek, just keeps flairing back up. It itches like crazy, sometimes feels like someone is sticking needles in my face, there's a lump under the skin that is hard and sore and my face feels hot. On my very first visit he took one glance and said, "that's not cancer". Today on, I think, my fourth visit, he took a biopsy. He still doesn't think it's cancer but at least now we'll know for sure. To anyone who has had a skin cancer does any of this sound familiar?

    And just to keep things interesting I have my annual mammogram in 2 weeks. Not anticipating anything but ya never know.

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    • Ashera's Avatar

      Good luck Bengal! You and I seem to run on the same train schedule when it comes to tests! Next week is my 5 yr 3D mammo. there's a nice little clinic minutes away from me that I discovered I could do my big labs and...they do the 3D scans. I've been in once for a thyroid blood draw and felt safe there.
      I there learned my oncologist and entire cancer dept moved out of St Joe's hospital right after I had my 6 month check early March. They moved the entire dept into an older clinic what only has drs offices....no urgent, or ED - so no chance of covid air in the elevators. All right in the door, temp, questions - then 20 feet through another door and it opens right into the cancer dept. So my face/face real visit with my beloved oncologist will be the next day after my mammo and labs.
      So...I'm doing the high-anxiety, extra lorezapam pre week scananxiety. This is the 5 yr mark with no AIs or Tamoxefen. Triple positive..

      Anyway - about your weirdness on your face. Glad you're getting a biopsy. I developed a quarter size...thing on my forearm after chemo. told it was nothing - 'urticaria of unknown origin' - compounded steroid type of cream to rub on forever. Crusty, peeled, never went really down or away. 2nd dermo visit with more concern for my hair that didn't come back (Taxotere) and he said the lesion on my arm sometimes takes a long while to heal. I started using argan oil, and pretty much anything. I'm in MN so winter is hard on all skin so I seriously watched this spot. I was going this year to see the dermotologist again - please do a biopsy? But Covid made me rethink a lot of ideas I had. It's no worse - just...there.

      Anyway - much positive everything being sent to you for your upcoming fun stuff! Please post so I know the outcome, I will as well!

      6 months ago
    • Lorie's Avatar

      Ashera, I had my 5 yr. 2 weeks ago. Same train....no Al's or tamox. I know the anxiety. Turned out clean. Yours can too. Waiting to hear that of yours.

      6 months ago
    • Ashera's Avatar

      Thank you Lorie! I'll post next week.

      6 months ago

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