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I Am Told to Wait 8 Weeks After Biopsy for Squamous Removal from my Lower Leg. Is This Really Wise?

I learned today it is squamous cell on my lower leg close to my shin and to wait until the first wound heals 7-8 weeks before surgery to cut out the... READ MORE

Do You Have to Have a Biopsy Before Mohs Surgery?

Must a biopsy be done prior to a mohs surgery or is the mohs procedure ever done for both? I do not have insurance and am thinking that doing a Mohs... READ MORE

Advice for Infiltrating Morphoeic Basal Cell Carcinoma diagnosis? (photos)

I was recently diagnosed with Basal Cell Carcinoma on my upper lip area. The biopsy report describes it as Morpheic type extending to the lateral &... READ MORE

Is Sentinel Node Biopsy Needed for Squamous Cell Carcinoma?

My dad had 6mm by 6mm lesion on forehead two months ago. It was diagnosed as squamous cell carcinoma (biopsy was done; pathology report said it was... READ MORE

I had a biopsy in which the doctor completely removed what looked like a red pimple on my upper forehead.

The biopsy was positive BCC, The area has completely healed over without a trace. So I canceled my surgery. I am assuming that the cancer was only in... READ MORE

Removing Multiple Lesions Besides the One Biopsied?

Will a Mohs surgeon usually remove other lesions besides the one biopsied prior to the surgery appointment if it is obvious to him with a high degree... READ MORE

Can Mohs Surgery Be Done Immediately After a Frozen Biopsy on a Tiny Bump Under Lip if BCC is Diagnosed?

I have frequent tiny BCCs. I am confused about the difference between a standard biopsy and a Mohs biopsy. I want to have all done at one time: a... READ MORE

Do I Need MOHS Sugery?

One month ago had basal cell on cheek but close to nose removed, leaving maybe 8-10mm now healing scar, the tumor was maybe 4 mm. They cut it out and... READ MORE

Need to Wait for Mohs on my Ear for Another Month, is That Wise?

Found a little sore on my ear about 3 weeks ago and saw the Derm last week. A biopsy revealed basal cell. It is located at the front, upper part of my... READ MORE

Is It Too Early to Get MOHS Surgery?

I have two very small (size of a pinhead) squamous cell carcinomas on my face. The biopsy report was conclusive for both areas but the details noted... READ MORE

Using Frozen Sections for Primary Diagnosis of Skin Lesions?

I know many dermatologists are reading their own biopsies after sending the specimen off to a lab for processing and getting returned slides. What... READ MORE

My 91 year old mom has a basal cell cancer at her temple. Considering it is slow growing, is she at great risk if we let it go?

After a biopsy, the pea sized area of the skin in her hairline has healed very well and the issue is no longer visible to the naked eye, however I... READ MORE

Did doc over do MOHs incision?

I went to the dermatologist for a basil cell on my face. The PA that did the biopsy said it was so small that she likely got the whole thing and I may... READ MORE

S scheduled. Is it too long? How prompt should Mohs surgery be after positive squamous cell carcinoma biopsy on nose tip?(Photo)

Positive squamous cell on nose tip.. phone call setting up mohs surgery. That apt not for four weeks. . How long is PROMPT . how necessary? .should... READ MORE

Standard Excision Vs MOHS. Biopsy confirmed combination Basal Cell Carcinoma & Squamous Cell Carcinoma on my right cheek (Photo)

Biopsy confirmed combination BCC & SCC. I'm not sure precisely what sub-type it is. My Derm said it's quite Superficial at this stage and has... READ MORE

Alternatives to Mohs procedure?

Dermatologist took a biopsy of a suspected BCC on the right side of my nose near the tip. No results as of yet. But in doing my research on the web, I... READ MORE

Melanoma possible after punch biopsy of dermal nevus?

I am 34 female with family history of melanoma numerous sun burns and tanning beds growing up. I have had 5 spots removed all by punch biopsies one... READ MORE

Is it common to have Moh's surgery scheduled without ever meeting or talking with the surgeon?

The site is located very close to the eye, right below the eye-lashes. What can I expect during and after the surgery? The mole from which the biopsy... READ MORE

Can I wait to have radiation for 3 months after biopsy that showed bcc? (photos)

Picato on face, showed blisters (bridge and side of nose & cheek. 3 areas biopsied and bcc. Mohs not an option-area is so large. 8 wks of radiation... READ MORE

I had basil cell removal on the top of my scalp. How long after can you wash your hair & is it safe to have your hair colored ?

When I had just the biopsy done my head hurt for days, if this is stitched when done what should I expect pain wise. Also how long after can you wash... READ MORE

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