Thursday, September 1, 2011

Skin Cancer

Newest diagnosis is skin cancer. I have a spot about the size of an eraser on my forehead. I had it biopsied last week. I will have Mohs surgery on it, in October to remove it. I go back in Jan. for a scan for other skin cancers. The good thing is this one is basal cell carcinoma and I found it early. Basal cell is the best kind of cancer to have, if you have to have it.

7 comments:

Tango said...

I'm so sorry about your diagnosis. I had an abnormal patch of skin 1.5 inches by 1/4 inch removed from my forehead removed about a year and a half ago. They never did tell me what it was, just that it was abnormal.

A couple of months ago I found two more patches, on about the size of a dime close to the hair line next to my left eye and one the size of a pea on my nose.

I haven't been to the doctor yet.

Been treating it with iodine and oregano oil for the past week. The patches are raising up, crusting over and falling off layer by layer. I will keep doing this for a while before I go see the doctor.

Weird, when I went to the doctor the first time, they never scanned me for skin cancer or anything else. He just asked if I had any other abnormal areas. Ha, what do I know.

Good luck with your surgery. I hope that it takes care of it once an for all.

Hugs,
Tango

Tango said...

I know the day of your surgery is coming up next week. I'll be thinking about you and hope all goes well. I wish you a speedy recovery!!!

Gracie said...

Thanks, Tango! It will be on Thursday morning. I can't wait util it's over!

Tango said...

Yes, I can imagine. Are you okay off of LDN for the time being?

Gracie said...

Well, I've been hurting again. I really want to be back on it, to control this Fibro pain. I don't have much choice, though. I'll live, just not comfortabley! ;)

Tango said...

I'm so sorry! I hope that the next couple of days will go by fast for you! I'm sure you'll be able to continue the LDN soon after the surgery? Are the doctors actually going to put you out for the procedure? I know mine didn't, he just numbed me up.

Gracie said...

Nope! They are not putting me out, either. Just numbing me. They are doing the Mohs procedure, though. They will take off what they think is all of it, map it, put it on slides and process it. They can tell if they got all of it or not. If they didn't, you go right back in and they cut more from the area still showing bad cells. It takes a long time, but has a 99% cure rate! It's nice because they take minimal good skin.