Skin biopsies tomorrow…

Two weeks ago I did a trip to the dermatologist (after not going for many years) and got a full skin check. She did a great job and checked between my toes, etc. I had 2 spots I was concerned about and she added a third and scheduled me to have 3 shave biopsies tomorrow.

I’m not too worried but it’s hard not to be nervous about the biopsies. I think one of the spots may be basal cell and the other 2 will likely be nothing but even more than the results, I’m concerned about the biopsies hurting and then scarring. One of the spots is on my face and it may seem vain, but I don’t want to have an unpleasant scar front and center.

I’m hoping for quick and good results, and good healing – and I’m planning on buying myself a treat on the way home!

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  • BHPen99
    1 year ago

    My boss took his wife in for a Melanoma removal above her eyebrow. Then she had plastic surgery. She walked into my office as I was on the phone with my Derm telling me I have Melanoma tumor in my arm. She walked over and just hugged me. She took her glasses off and I couldn’t even tell she had anything done at all and my boss showed me her photos just days after the Melanoma surgery. She looks great. Now me, I have a 4 inch incision down my arm which had become quite a conversation piece. I remember looking at it right after surgery and feeling sick. I’m a senior, so not very vain but it was sickening to me. Now I wear my badge proudly and inform and teach others about sun safety. My scar is still new, 06/07/17, but I see others and they do fade somewhat with time and I have seen lots worse than mine, too. Better a scar than a cancer!!! That’s what I keep thinking.

  • Nina M moderator
    1 year ago

    Hi @BHPen99! Thank you for your support here. I just wanted to drop in and say that it would be wonderful to share your story with others, as susantest did above. I think it would resonate with a lot of people! Here’s a link for stories, if you have the time/interest: https://skincancer.net/stories/. We are so happy to have you here in our community! – Nina, SkinCancer.net Team

  • April Pulliam moderator
    1 year ago

    I understand your concern about scarring. I was surprised to find that at my dermatologist’s office an ENT was actually scheduled to do my stitches when the basal on my neck was removed. The scar is virtually invisible now and healed easily. Hoping you get wonderful news!

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