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What’s next? I have squamous cell carcinoma on my nose, nervous anxious, what are they gonna do to me?


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  1. April Pulliam moderator says:

    I am so sorry to hear you are dealing with squamous carcinoma. It’s completely normal to be anxious about any upcoming procedure, but you have come to the right place for support. Typically, squamous cell carcinoma is treated by removing the cancerous cells via surgery. Mohs is one of the most common surgeries for basal and squamous cell skin cancers. Mohs surgery is usually completed in a doctor’s office or in an outpatient facility. The surgeon will remove a small portion of tissue at a time and test each one. This will continue until all of the cancerous tissue has been removed and the margins are clear. Stitches and after-care instructions follow the procedure. In some cases, depending upon the placement of the stitches, a plastic surgeon may be brought in to close the wound to minimize scarring. Best of luck with your recovery or treatment. You can find further information on squamous cell treatment here: https://skincancer.net/treatment/treating-squamous-cell-carcinoma/

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