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also is anyone else really sick of people saying this isnt really cancer because the basal cell carcinona is generally not fatal

  • louis1stacey2
  • 2 years ago

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Yes! I have had several basal cell and squamos cell cancers and several surgeries. Three of them Mohs. While I am grateful they were not melanoma (sp?)...the process of dealing with them is not fun and literally leaves you scared ... being awake for a long surgery is no fun. More and more people are experiencing these cancers and surgeries unfortunately. Perhaps there will be a more universal understanding by others.
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Yep, it's cancer. My husband had this, too. Where on your body do you have it?

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LOWER NOSE
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me too I completely forgot about it got the surgery last year getting a tooth pulled was worse
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This comment seems very disturbing to me. Mohs surgery is a traumatic thing. The facts should be clear. Don't go in expecting it to be like a trip to the dentist. It is much more. I had two morphoeic tumors removed march 27th 2014. One had perineural invasion. The holes were so big they could not close so I was sent to a plastic surgeon. Two days later I was on the operating table under going a near 5 hour surgery. They did a forehead flap. We waited until that healed and now I am in my 1st week of 6 weeks of radiation. .... And yes this is a type of basil cell cancer. If anyone would like to see pictures, I will be glad to post.
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I will let every one know who says oh that's not really cancer you can undergo radiation for it and have surgeries that can last 5 hours long. Cancer is cancer and its all serious
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I am so sorry that people make little of basel cell and squamous cell skin cancer. In the first place their own attitude may well put them at higher risk as that attitude could be spelled out in "care less" behaviors. I am also sorry you have experienced a lack of support for what is obviously a very serious situation for you. Skin cancer is disfiguring. My father had several disfiguring removals of cancer on his lower lip and nose. My sister on her forehead, my brother had reconstruction of his nose and too many other facial bc to mention... and I have had 3 rather extensive removals of bc and squamous from my face. On the other hand I am eternally grateful that it was not melanoma... My family were never sun worshipers but we lived childhood before good protection was available... I tell every one to use sun block and what can happen. I carry sun screen everywhere and share it generously ... Cancer is cancer... and at best it can be a "face changer". Good luck to you in your treatment plan. Regard those who say "just" as ignorant of the possible effects of skin damage.
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well my sister in law has had stomach cancer for 10 years my other sister in law died of lung cancer my husband has prostate cancer so in relative scheme of thingsbasal cell is bad but thank god it was not melananoma you can hardly see m scar that was a year and a half ago and since then ive had a precancerous thing removed from my lip I wear sunscreen ll the time
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