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    Celebration (Finished treatment): Basal #2 closed up on March 13th 2011.

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    Procedure or Surgery (Mohs surgery): Surgery #2 took place on Jan 12th 2011. This surgery took 4 cuts to get all the basal just like the first one. The site was only 1.8cm (first one 3.1cm) and I am hopeful this will close faster.

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    Oh No (Cancer is back/Recurred ): Basal cell cancer #2: Biopsy taken on 11/12/10, another spot the size of a small fingernail. This spot just appeared within the last 2 months, it was rough, peeled and bled a couple of times. Surgery on Jan 12th 2011.

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    Celebration (Finished treatment): I the treated area finally closed up on Labor day 2009.
    My goal is to make people aware of the skin cancer threat and learn from my experience. As a light colored hair/eye person, I am more at risk to sun exposure. My cancer was probably damage which was done 10-20 years ago and finally caught up to me at 47. Don't ignore those weird looking spots on your skin.

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    Procedure or Surgery (Mohs surgery): I went to Hershey Medical MOHS surgery center. This procedure removes the initial spot, takes the skin immediately to the on-site lab to determine whether all the cancer has been removed. My surgeon cut 3 more times before all my cancer was removed. It was at least double the size underneath the skin surface.
    My new plastic surgeon recommended I allow the wound to heal from inside/out and change bandages daily. It took around 3 months for that wound to close up. This process reduced the scarring.
    I 'Highly Recommend' the doctors/teams at the Hershey Medical Center.