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NinaHU commented a story 5 hours, 35 minutes ago

Thank you so much for sharing these thoughts, @Molly! I am sorry your family has been so touched by cancers. Unfortunately, this seems to be rather common to hear nowadays. Skin cancer is often the forgotten one, as in some cases it can be less life threatening than others. But that’s not always true, and I’m glad yours was detected early enough…

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April Pulliam answered a question 3 days, 17 hours ago

Finding a specialist in any field can sometimes be a challenge depending on the area you live in and the distance you have to travel to reach his/her office. When dealing with skin cancer, I think the best way to start the search is to ask your dermatologist or primary care physician to suggest a trusted oncologist. My first experience with an…

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April Pulliam answered a question 3 days, 17 hours ago

That’s a great question. I am sorry you have had to deal with basal cell. Surgeries are never easy whether you have an excision or Mohs. I am not sure there is a typical length. I have had Mohs three times for basal cell carcinoma and my incisions varied in length with the longest being about two inches. The other two were about an inch to an inch…

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NinaHU posted a new activity comment 5 days ago

Dear @Dragonfly46, it sounds like you did your due diligence in having a mammogram when this popped up. Skin cancer isn’t what you would think of when it seems to be under the skin that way. I do hope you’ll get answers soon, so that you don’t have to wonder and imagine the scenarios. You’re actually not alone in this experience, as one of the…

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Amy posted an update 6 days, 8 hours ago

Hello everyone, my name is Amy and I was diagnosed with Merkel cell carcinoma on 6/15/2018. Anyone here with Merkel cell? I haven’t found anyone else with it–it’s a lonely place to be. I am happy to have found this site and look forward to being here with all of you. Best of luck to all in their skin cancer journey whichever type you have.

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Dragonfly46 posted an update 1 week ago

I am really scared. I had a lump come up on my breast bone underneath my breast about 4 years ago. I had a scan and the doctor said it was a cyst. I have also had a clear mammogram in the meantime. Today I went to see a dermatologist and she thinks it is skin cancer. It is now quite big – about 2 inches and a couple of mm deep. They are sending me…