Hi, this is my first post on this forum. I have, in the past (5-6 years ago) had pre-cancerous spots on my face and chest. I have had: 5-FU for many months; cryo-therapy for a few areas as well as PhotoDynamic Therapy on both the face and the chest.
Now, I have 3-4 places on my face (and chest, several) that I am pretty sure, more severe than what I previously had therapy on.
One is located just above and on my upper lip line, one area a little larger than a pencil eraser on my cheek and one on my lower face about an inch from my jawline.
The lip area appeared within the last year, but has gotten to the point of being extremely scaley, always red and pretty painful when touched.
The cheek is always always red, rough to the touch and somewhat painful to the touch.
The area near my jawline is a dark freckle, flat and smooth, but now developing a red ‘ring’ around it, but not scaley or rough.
They have me super concerned. I have an appt set for this Thursday with the PA at a new dermatologist as I asked for the first available appt with any of the doctors. I am unable to go back to my original derm as he is located in Indiana and I have since moved to Florida. I do work at a world recognized cancer center and the facility where I am going is with USF Medical, a partner and collaborator with the cancer center.
Can anybody give me any ideas of possible treatment they may suggest since I have already had 3 different types of treatment already? The 5-FU and the PDT treated the entire face and chest (an experience in and of itself).
I am super concerned and very apprehensive. Thoughts or suggestions please!
Thank you in advance!