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    wildbill4809 asked a questionSkin Cancer - Non-Melanoma

    Another spot on my nose.

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      Lynne-I-Am

      Take it one exam at a time and do not get over anxious. I had BCC removed from my nose also, several years ago. He had to cut it out it twice since it grew back. There were several smaller spots on my nose he simply burnt off at the time. Also had BCC removed on upper arm. I now see the skin doctor regularly, BCC seems to be relatively common, and is usually not serious. Keep the sunscreen handy ( I use the sunscreen for babies, high protection without lots of additives), and reserve most outdoor activities for the hours before 10:00am and after 3:00pm. Do self exams regularly. You are your first line of defense.

      10 months ago
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      Excuse me, but I had many spots come up within a week of one being removed. Mine looked like peas-marbles-pearls under the skin-different sizes. Some were small- some were larger.

      You should be scheduled to have anothe biopsy in that area to get cancer free- clear edges of that area. It's called the best practice of medicine. If you aren't scheduled for a 2nd biopsy, CONTACT EVERYONE- PCP, WHO EVER DID the biopsy. I see only one biopsy on your HOME PAGE.

      BCC sometimes spreads from surgery. It sounds like yours might not be too bad. For your BCC to pop up like that is a concern for a rare form of BCC.

      Don't use tree Oil, as that might irritate it. GO SEE YOUR DOCTOR

      Also add HEAD-THROAT CANCER to your WhatNext profile, so you will connect with people that are living with the side effects of treatment and cancer. It helps a lot to get hints on coping and know that we aren't alone. It also helps to complain with others that understand.

      Get this checked out and cared for to reduce being disfigurement, and before they say it's fatal. Time is of the essence.

      For what it's worth, I kept my teeth, didn't get dry mouth or throat, and I kept my sense of smell and taste. I had radiation by a miracle worker, Amit Garg, MD, head of MD Anderson radiation center in Albuquerque, NM.

      Have they staged you yet?

      Please stay in contact with me.

      10 months ago
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      Once you have skin cancer, you need to have it checked every so often because it does tend to recur and/or spread. Most people don't seem to have just one spot.

      10 months ago
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    wildbill4809 asked a questionSkin Cancer - Non-Melanoma

    Infiltration of lymphcytic and histoocytic what does this mean?

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      meyati

      Mine was lip, nose, inside my nose. BCC seems to be very unpredictable, so nobody can really say.

      From what I'm seeing online, it looks like they are doing the biopsy or the second biopsy.They should stage you when you get the results. This is probably the case of the language sounding more scarey than what the situation is. If you have bone deformaties lots of really rough bumpy bone around your nose, you probably have a genetic type called Gorlans. There are 2 ridges that come down from the nose to the gum. I have a dip there now, as the bone next to the ridge was cut out for a biopsy during the second biopsy.

      My brother has had 5 stage ones and precancerous BCCs removed. No treatment except for a physical skin exam twice a year. We are irish and 50% of European BCC is of Irish decscent. I haven't had any re-occurance-only one, and it was stage 2 T.

      Lymphcytic means that you have something on your skin, and they are cutting it out to see what it is. This is the general description for most skin biopsies. I imagine that you already had the biopsy, so this time they will cut arund the area until they find cancer free tissue. It's like cutting a bad spot out of a potato. Histocytic means that they are looking for a genetic link. Histo- history.

      They probably want you under anesthesia, so you don't move. They wanted me to have day surgery, where I'd be anesthesiazed, but I had 2 office procedure with only Lidocaine shots, the biopsy and the recision. It wasn't cost- as it cost the same for both-$35 under my plan. My reason was that my disabled vet son freaks out if I have general anesthesia.

      I hope that this helps you.

      10 months ago
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      Molly72

      I have had about five Basal Cells removed, three with Moh's surgery which is what meyati described. They cut or burn away a layer of skin & look at it under a microscope, then repeat untill it is clear of cancer cells.
      I was just given Lidocaine locally, it was not pleasant but bearable. The smell was the worst part on the one I had on my nose. Just keep asking for more Lidocaine if you are uncomfortable.
      The surgery leaves scars as well, so be prepared for that.
      I had one removed on my lower leg in January, it is still healing today.

      Try to stay out of the sun.... my damage was done many years ago before we knew about such matters, however mine is also due to genetics as I have had many different types of cancer.

      10 months ago
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      meyati

      I didn't have MOHs, as MOHs is a fine shaving compared to a cut. The surgeon could see a mass of cancers-I could see them in a mirroe- anybody could see them, So she just cut out a big section of my lip. She cut out a section of my nose, and she cut out bone under those cancers for biopsies. Fortunately, my bones were cancer free.

      10 months ago
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