How to ask the doctor about more aggressive treatment?
Hello All – I recently wrote in regards to my mother who has invasive squamous cell carcinoma. We went to a visit recently with the dermatologist who has been treating her for over 6 yrs. My mother had multiple places of growths all over her body that had to be burned – probably around 14 or so – with 5 on her face. One spot on her cheek was really large and pointy, and the doctor burned it. Three days later it is back and still growing. Of course something has to be done – maybe a Mohs.
I’m going to call the doctor, but not sure what to talk to her about. Should my mother see an oncologist? I feel this is getting out of control. I see a number of growths already on her legs – her legs are swollen due to heart failure, but I know something should be done with the growths soon before they get too large. I can’t keep up with it all. We have a scheduled appointment in 3 months, but I know we will be back before that.