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    My heart goes out to you, also my prayers. You are so young for pre-cancer. Just remember, you have caught it in time and scars will heal. Stay out of the sun, wear sunscreen, and put healing foods into your body. I have undergone MOHS surgery for 4 areas on my lower legs and though it has scarred, I am thankful. Now, that is not my face, mind you and I am not 42....67 to be exact. But plastic surgery is a possible follow up if scarring is an issue. A friend of mine had a scar about the size of a silver dollar on her cheek and plastic surgery was done and you cannot tell that anything has taken place on her face! Concentrate on your recovery, not on what people say or do......sometimes it is through ignorance that people make remarks such as those made about you.

    I am sorry that you are not getting support in your workplace. I underwent that when my 17 year old son died and this is a time to find out who your true friends are.....not acquaintences, but friends. Employers unfortunately are not required by law to be caring.....maybe there should be a law for that!

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    Procedure or Surgery (Mohs surgery): I have had 4 cancers removed from the lower parts of my legs. MOHS surgery was used for all four. The doctor who performed the surgery on the first 3 cancers used sutures to close up the wound. Recovery went fine. The doctor who performed the surgery on the fourth cancer did not use sutures but instead left the wound open to heal. Recovery time was lengthy, almost twice as long, and I have a large scar. It is amazing how simple the procedure is, no more than having a boil lanced! My first doctor insisted that I keep my leg elevated for 3 days after surgery but not so with the second doctor. Possibly that caused the lengthy recovery with my second doctor.