Can a small first time squamous cancer wait 4 months before Moh's surgery?
4 months ago
I am a healthy athletic 55 year old. I have just had a small (size of sunflower seed) squamous removed from arm (about 2 inches from wrist; on the underside). Dermatologist said it was superficial, but recommended Moh's surgery. Question is timing. Can I wait till January to do the surgery? I have no pain. Tiny wound from first excision has healed in a week.
Doctor Answers 1
Typically, I do not want my patients with SCC to wait. SCC can metastasize and should be treated seriously.
I hope this helps.
Dr. Quenby Erickson
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