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New BCC

  • By Elaine

    Hi
    2 months ago, my back was itchy, when I scratched it, I realized I was bleeding. I then found out I had 2 dark brown spots. Saw my doctor the next day who said it looked like age spots but referred me to a dermatologist to get them looked at. I saw him 2 weeks later, by then I also had a red spot. He did biopsies then called me within a few days saying they are all BCC. He said he would send me to a plastic surgeon to have them removed. All he said was I would require stitches. I am seeing the plastic surgeon tomorrow. I’m a little nervous not really knowing what to expect. I’m not sure if he’ll actually be removing them tomorrow.

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  • By NinaHU Keymaster

    Hi @elaine, it sounds like you had some classic signs of skin cancer. I’m really glad you got in the see the derm right away, and that they did refer you, despite thinking it might be nothing. We have heard good things about seeing a plastic surgeon for the treatment itself. It sounds to me like it might be removed, although I couldn’t say for sure. We have had members who were quite shocked by how many stitches they received, and so perhaps being prepared for some margins to be taken would be best. I hope @sheshe won’t mind being tagged here. I know they experienced BCC treatment as well. Wishing you well, and we’ll be here if you need anything! – Nina, SkinCancer.net Team

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    • By Elaine

      Thanks for replying Nina. I saw the plastic surgeon today, he scheduled me to have it removed in the hospital but my appointment isn’t until March. He explained the procedure to me.

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    • By NinaHU Keymaster

      I am glad he was helpful, @elaine, and prepared you for what should happen. I hope waiting until March won’t be too stressful. Check in whenever you need! – Nina, SkinCancer.net Team

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