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Sharing the many, many comments we’ve seen from the community. They demonstrate the range of experience when it comes to surgery on the nose. The responses cover both squamous cell and basal cell:
I have actually had Morpheaform BCC on my nose twice. The first time was in 2012 and I had MOHS (nearly 150 stitches inside and out), with a cheek flap reconstruction, all done by a plastic and Reconstructive surgeon I used to work for. It took 3 times of going in to get clear margins. The cancer returned in the same area last year and I had MOHS…
I have pre cancer on my face and arm’s it’s thick and white. Why doesn’t it go away after treatment
Thank you for response. I have found that it is easy to find wide brimmed hats overseas as well. Best to you. (Scott skincancer.net moderator)
Well done. Although my neck has not yet been attacked it is only a matter of time.
When we were in Thailand on holiday, I purchased a few of the hats the rice paddy workers use. They have material that covers the neck and shoulders and have a very wide brim. Whenever I am working in the garden, I always wear one.
At least in Australia they seem to know better. While watching The Australian Open I’ve noticed a lot of the ball kids wearing hats with flaps that cover their necks. Right now I’m dealing with a squamous cell carcinoma, at the back of my neck, that might not have happened if I had one of those hats.
Suffering after my first go round with chemo cream. Had no idea how bad the pain and itching would be. Completed two weeks AM and PM for sq. On my chest. The sever itching, redness and pain started just before I finished. I am out 4 days since stopping and can hardly stand it. Please help!
The cancer center I had my last procedure done recommended using it as opposed to opiates.
Absolutely! I used to work for plastic & reconstructive surgeons. Massage, massage, massage! It really helps the scar to break it up and you will help it to heal faster as well. We always told our patients to massage their scars, after stitches are removed and scabs too. After my last reconstruction surgery on my nose, I massaged (still am) with…
I am sorry this is months old and you most likely have already decided on what to do. When my BCC returned 7 years after my first MOHS procedure, in almost exactly the same area, I was lucky enough to never doubt the surgeon who performed the procedure because I used to work for him. I knew it returning had nothing to do with margins not being…
I have had two MOHS procedures, both on my face, both on my nose in the same area. The cancer came back after seven years. All of the doctors were very surprised because it’s very rare for this type of cancer (Morpheaform) to return after a Mohs procedure. My first scar was not too bad it healed very nicely. It was done by a plastic surgeon I u…
Thank you for saying that! Sending you healing vibes and positive thoughts 🙂
Your story is so inspiring. I do really well somedays (don’t even think about having Melanoma) and other days I can’t stop thinking of all the possibilities (did that mole change). You have an amazing outlook and I find strength in that. Thank you for sharing from the bottom of my heart.