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NinaHU posted a new activity comment 1 day, 17 hours ago

Hi @DesC, I’m sorry to hear you’re feeling down and dealing with anxiousness. Having these days with skin cancer is common. If I can help you find any resources or articles, please let me know. Thinking of you! – Nina, SkinCancer.net Team

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April Pulliam commented a story 1 day, 17 hours ago

@bins…I’m sorry you’re having to make this decision. I’m glad your doctor is letting you decide between the two. Both have their positives and negatives.

@ninahu is right. I have had both cryosurgery and topical chemotherapy. I use Efudex when I have to treat topically. I will say those little white spots are permanent, and I can definitely…

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NinaHU commented a story 1 day, 17 hours ago

Dear @JerseyGirl, you describe each step of this journey so well. The shock when hearing the words “squamous cell carcinoma,” the determination you found, the support from family and the worry about taking care of them – these are all part of so many skin cancer journeys. Thank you so much for sharing your story and I’m so glad the treatment was…

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April Pulliam commented on the post, Tips for Efudex Users 2 days, 7 hours ago

@stuthepom…I’m so sorry you’re struggling with it. It’s such an intense treatment. I wonder if the alternative they failed to mention was blue light treatment. From everything I’ve seen, it has a similar effect with fewer of the harsh side effects. Too bad they didn’t lay out all your options for you in the beginning. I’m so sorry.

I have…

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stuthepom commented on the post, Tips for Efudex Users 2 days, 10 hours ago

Hi April, very helpful blog, thanks for that. Excuse me for the personal question but did you say you’ve done this treatment four times? I would hope once was enough. I’m two weeks in and yeah it’s full on, as you know. I was applying twice a day, as instructed, and returned to my Doc as I felt the reaction was excessive. They agreed, so I’ve…

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Judy Cloud commented a story 2 days, 11 hours ago

My doctor told me something similar, that much of the damage to our skin is done when we are younger. That’s not to say we don’t continue damaging it as we get older, but at least in my case I’m a lot more sun smart now than I was then – and I sure wish I was then. Thanks for sharing! Judy, SkinCancer.net Moderator

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Judy Cloud commented a story 2 days, 11 hours ago

Oh Jim, I’m sorry you’re going through such a battle with skin cancer. I’m sure it’s especially frustrating since you’re in a sunny climate. One thing I know about this community is that it is great for support. Thanks for sharing, and know that we are thinking of you and hoping things get easier. Judy, SkinCancer.net Moderator

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Jimrob commented a story 2 days, 17 hours ago

Thanks for the comments. Most appreciated. Yes its frustrating for everyone with this problem. I can understand feeling like, these positive diagnosis never stop.

Since I posted here I have had 3 more biopsies done. Waiting on the results of those.

I definitely do consider retiring in a less sunny climate. If only to be able…