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I truly believe that everyone’s stories are compelling and inspiring, and especially hard to grasp for each individual. No matter the length, difficulty, or journey in general, hearing the word cancer is difficult enough. We count our blessings, but please don’t compare your story in difficulty to mine! I trust that it was difficult enough, and…
Thank you so much, I thrive on your support as I’m sure all of us do! Prayers are always, always appreciated.
Thank you so much!! I appreciate those kind words more than you know. It’s absolutely crazy how well our bodies and skin can heal from biopsies and cancer removals. I am sending you all my love and all of the positive thoughts as you endure another round of tests!!
Sorry no one in our community shared an experience with a DecisionDx gene expression profile test, @maryrose. I hope you’re doing well now and on a path to healing. Would you like to share how your testing went for others that happen upon your question? -Eileen, SkinCancer.net Team
@moonmomma….I don’t know what some doctors are thinking. It really seems like they would want to keep us updated on all the decisions they make as they make them. I’m so sorry you have had to deal with this and even more sorry you weren’t told up front!
Moonmomma replied to the topic Introduce yourself to the SkinCancer.net Community! in the forum Welcome and Announcements 3 days, 19 hours ago
I was 43 when I was diagnosed with melanoma. I’ve searched and searched online for information and only found doom and gloom and just sterile (medical) information. I happened upon this site and it was EXACTLY what I was looking for, REAL people talking about living with skin cancer. I found an immediate sense of community. I read as many articles…
@suedt, I’m sorry to hear you got rescheduled! I’m sure you were ready to get through it and check in about any spots. Thank you for sharing your perspective on scars – I’m glad you feel comfortable and I think it’s so true that others don’t notice most of what we see ourselves. Do let us know how things go! – Nina, SkinCancer.net Team
Nina M replied to the topic Introduce yourself to the SkinCancer.net Community! in the forum Welcome and Announcements 3 days, 20 hours ago
Hi @butterfly55 and @wseverin! As wseverin said, the cycle of recurrence can be lonely and painful. It’s different for everyone, and some folks have more recurrences than others. This article is an interesting one because it compiles a bunch of perspectives on recurrence fears:…
Thank you so much for this kind comment, @byrne! If you ever want to share your story, or see what others have submitted, one good spot is the Stories page here: https://skincancer.net/stories/. Hopefully you’re subscribed to our newsletter to get the newest articles? We’re glad you’re here to encourage us 🙂 – Nina, SkinCancer.net Team
Well my appointment was rescheduled so I now go for my annual check in two weeks and will update here any new spots biopsies. I and aware of my scar but I don’t think others really see it. I don’t use coverup often and I think this is me and my experience. If I was younger it may affect me more.
I love this site. I love the stories of the brave persons that submit both stories and pictures. The good they do cannot be overestimated.Sincere thanks. And we also deeply appreciate the updates from individuals who have endured surgery and those who have endured both surgery and reconstruction. Please keep the stories coming. Thank you all, Byrne.
wseverin replied to the topic Introduce yourself to the SkinCancer.net Community! in the forum Welcome and Announcements 4 days, 12 hours ago
Unfortunately, no. At least for me. I had 3 sebaceous carcinoma removed, 2 malignant. I thought I was finished. Guess not. Two more have deposited themselves near my eyes. Kinda reminds me of a Whitesnake song. “Here I go again on my own.” I’m going to be 63 this year. Good luck Butterfly 55. Prayer helps. This stuff is a pain!
Good News today! Second round of biopsies clear. Follow up in two weeks. Now to invest in a good face sunscreen. Thanks for all of your support!
butterfly55 replied to the topic Introduce yourself to the SkinCancer.net Community! in the forum Welcome and Announcements 4 days, 16 hours ago
I’m so glad I found this site.. I’m 63yrs and had Squamous Cell on my upper lip..had the Mohs surgery. Thankfully all went well and its healed very nicely. But I’m freaking out about more cancer coming.Every day I check my face and of course every spot has me wondering…My 3mo check is coming in July.. Does it ever get easier???
I have been lucky so far compared to the writers that I read from. I pray and wish everyone that has cancer would be free from it. Thank you for your stories.