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Has anyone here had a skin cancer removal?

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posted on Oct, 14 2014 @ 11:13 PM
You said it's not melanoma? That's the good news.
Squamus and Basil Cell are slow movers and, statistically, a lot less deadly.
I had both of those. My husband had melanoma. (Caught it early!)

Assuming that they get it all when it's cut out ...
You'll have to get checked every three months for a year or two.
If you are clear then it'll move to every six months for the rest of your life.

posted on Oct, 14 2014 @ 11:15 PM
a reply to: myselfaswell

I absolutely need to be more vigilant in the future, i have honestly been quite careless with sun safety on myself over the years, im only 23 so hopefully if i start now i wont see too much more of them in my future, i majority of the time have let myself burn so i tan which is stupid and now i am learning the hard way that it is not a good idea. I will definitely be monitoring myself and doing full body skin checks regularly in the future!


posted on Oct, 14 2014 @ 11:18 PM
a reply to: olaru12

Im sorry to hear that, how did you go with getting it removed on your chest? as i have said the area just seems to tender! also which one was on your chest basil cell or melanoma? if you dont mind me asking.

posted on Oct, 14 2014 @ 11:29 PM

originally posted by: Shana91aus
a reply to: olaru12

Im sorry to hear that, how did you go with getting it removed on your chest? as i have said the area just seems to tender! also which one was on your chest basil cell or melanoma? if you dont mind me asking.

The melanoma was on my chest and they got it just before it metastasized so my dermatologist took out a huge chunk to make sure they got it all; quite lucky actually but it never really hurt with lanocaine on the surface and Vicodin internally.
The basil cell on my nose hurt like also was a big slice with 6 stitches to close the wound. Wore a bandage on my nose for a month and now sport a nice scar. I've also had lots of places frozen off my forehead, arms and hands.

Careful with the sun now...beautiful tans are nice but wear your sunscreen religiously.
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posted on Oct, 14 2014 @ 11:32 PM
a reply to: FlyersFan

No it is definitely not that i would have known what it was if she said Melanoma, im so thankfull that it isn't that, basically she just said what it was and when i was like what?? she then said how it was skin cancer, and then said it needed to be removed asap and booked me straight in to have it removed today, hopefully they get it all and i can stop worrying about it! Thats good you guys caught your husbands Melanoma early i have heard it can be deadly, very scary stuff. I was mainly just worried that it could spread, breast cancer runs in my family and it is way to close to that spot for my comfort but i know they are two entirely different things and its unlikely that will happen.

posted on Oct, 15 2014 @ 12:04 AM
a reply to: olaru12

That makes me feel a bit better that the chest isnt too bad! ouch i can imagine your nose would hurt alot, seems a common place to get it i guess alot of people dont really think too apply sunscreen to their noses i know i never have and its so messy not something alot of people want on their faces but defnitely worth it

Yeah absolutely! i will be wearing spf 50 from now on! i put that on my kids but never myself! id rather be white and transluscent than have a nice tan after all this!

posted on Oct, 15 2014 @ 12:50 AM
a reply to: Shana91aus

PM sent.

posted on Oct, 15 2014 @ 06:19 AM
Well i had it removed and survived
it wasnt very nice having the needle put in my chest for the numbing but i did not feel a single thing i found out the type that it was and it is Squamous cell carcinoma so as you can see it was a hard one for me too remember! Lol. The person before me actually had melanoma removed from the top of their head so im glad that wasn't me..

I go back Wednesday next week to get the stitch out and biopsy results!

Thanks for the support guys, i was pretty worked up about it when i got in there i just wanted too leave!

a reply to: dreamingawake

They used the tool that you showed me the picture of aswell!
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posted on Oct, 15 2014 @ 07:38 AM
Sounds like the one that isnt too dangerous ie is only in location and doesnt spread. My sister suffers terribly with these skin growths she had seceral removed now and my dad had one removed on face that got really big. They just give you local and it is quite simple. My dad had his on his face for several years and let it get big so he had to have couple of stitches my sisters were lasered off and just leaves white mark. Nothing to worry about best just to get it removed as soon as. My sister has checks once a year.a reply to: Shana91aus

posted on Oct, 15 2014 @ 07:56 AM
a reply to: anxiouswens

The skin specialist today said it would have gotten larger and also could have spread too other parts of my body if it wasn't treated when it was so i was under the impression that this type could spread then, he said not in the body though so just like externally i guess? I will have to ask about that next week it gets confusing!

Yes the anaesthesia is good makes it a hell of alot less stressfull! Lol. im feeling a bit nauseous from it though, i think its that anyway.

How horrible for your sister too keep having too have them removed!

They couldn't laser mine off or any of that because they had to biopsy it so they used the removal thing for biopsy (i gather that is what it is anyway).

posted on Oct, 15 2014 @ 09:38 AM
a reply to: Shana91aus

It sounds like a basal cell carcinoma - that's relatively a benign condition, have had several removed from my neck and forehead. The "usual" treatment seems to involve simply excising it from your skin - in my case, I did have a couple of recurrences, so they were removed with the Moh's procedure - this is pretty cool - basically, they almost shave it off, if you will - then, while you wait, they check the removed tissue for clear margins - to make sure they got all the abnormal cells. If not, they take a little more until it's all gone.

Anyway, given a choice, I prefer that procedure - the scarring is minimal, very little discomfort, and best of all, you have assurance that they got it all - it's all less trouble, less pain than, say, a dental visit.

I grew up in SoCal, with no sunscreen - lots of beaches, skiing, high-altitude hiking, etc, with no sunscreen. The sun damage on my poor skin is considerable, so BCC's are just a fact.

The worst treatment i had was for my forehead - I had so many pre-cancerous sites (actinic keratosis, iirc) that rather than burning them off one at a time with nitrogen, they gave me something I came to call "leprosy cream" - applied every day, twice a day, my entire forehead first turned bright red, then started peeling madly - I looked like a Hiroshima survivor - all my skin burned off for like two months. Could scarcely go out in public without a hat pulled down over my face. In the end, though, the result was brilliant - skin like a baby's bottom.

Point being - Use that sunscreen! And not to frighten you - but keep on top of that - see your dermatologist on a regular basis for follow-ups - don't put it off. If you've had one, you'll get more, and it's really not a big deal if you stay on top of them.

I know someone who had melanoma, and ignored it for years. By the time he got sick, it was way too late, and I'll spare you the details - just keep on top of it, and it'll be no trouble at all.

Best of luck!

posted on Oct, 15 2014 @ 10:28 AM
a reply to: Shana91aus

Happy all went great.

posted on Oct, 15 2014 @ 12:56 PM
Some of the alternative medicine/news sites have been saying that sunscreen itself is carcinogenic - that you absorb the chemicals into your skin and they can cause problems.

You need enough sun to make Vitamin D, but no more; maybe from now on limiting sun exposure after the amount you need every day would be a better idea than putting chemicals all over. Anything that you put on your skin is detectable in your bloodstream afterwards.

And yeah, I know you've already had the procedure done but there's no harm in getting a pain killer into your system as soon as possible after a procedure requiring anesthetics. I once made the mistake of having wisdom teeth out and was given a prescription for a pain killer to 'pick up on the way home'. I was alone and too wonky to get the Rx (and the idiot dentist should have given me a few to take home) and decided I didn't need it because I was still numb. THAT was an experience I don't want to repeat. Two days of extreme pain and unable to get out to get pain killers.

I also take medications and vitamins with me when I'm admitted to hospital for any procedure - had surgery something like 10 times now. It's a helluva lot easier to grab my purse and take something than to request it and wait hours, only to be billed $50 for an ibuprofen or something... and I like to flood myself with Vitamin C at the very least before and after any procedure, I think it keeps the infection possibilities way lower and the healing faster. Just do it when staff isn't looking, they don't like you treating yourself, even if you know more than they do. ESPECIALLY if you know more than they do...

posted on Oct, 15 2014 @ 05:56 PM
a reply to: squittles

Its Squamous cell carcinoma not sure with the difference in the 2 apart from being different types of cells im pretty sure theyr both alot less risky in comparison too Malanoma.

That procedure sounds great, much more relaxed than other methods! I didn't have a choice on how they would do it but the way it was done wasn't all that bad i was completely numb anyway and this morning it isn't hurting so thats a plus.

Yeah from what i have heard them creams they prescribe are painfull! That sounds pretty bad glad it ended well though!

posted on Oct, 15 2014 @ 06:12 PM
a reply to: signalfire

Wow really i had not come across that! The question is what doesn't cause cancer these days? It appears everything we come in contact with is putting us at risk of Cancer.

I am actually on supplements for vitamin D when i remember too take them anyway! Because my vitamin D is very low, which i also read low vitamin D can cause cancer too! But i agree we only need enough too supply us with our required Vitamin D.

OUCH! The dentist should have given you a couple too get you by or told you too fill the script before the procedure considering you were alone and the last thing anyone would feel like doing after having wisdom teeth removed is going and waiting for a prescription too be done.
I have done that before though aswell i thought i was totally fine after a procedure then too have the numbness wear off and realise.. I took a couple mersyndol for this they work the best for me without being too strong or making me sick like stronger pain killers do and my pain levels are fine.

That's a good idea too take your own meds in with you, i have had a fair few surgeries too aint it great? i remember a few times pressing the buzzer and maybe like 40-60 minutes later someone finally coming in so i could actually request the pain killer then its like another what feels like an hour until you get it! Its ridiculous. They hate it when you know more than them don't they!

posted on Oct, 20 2014 @ 12:51 AM
a reply to: Shana91aus
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I'll find the report as once it has been reduced you need to take one other thing to finally kill the cancer off. but im out of time now go straight out and buy the iodine and give it a chance its well worth it there are so many success stories and I also know a girl who used iodine and sodium bicarbonate to cure her stage 4 cancer of the breast.

garlic is really good for skin cancer as well you need to take bears garlic as it is the most potent of all the garlics directly apply it to the cancer.

also start researching scheussler cell salts this has a massive cure rate budwig

one other tip
If you're diagnosed with cancer it's critical you find out what specific cell line it is. Then go to Google Scholar and search for the name / number of the cell line, along with "cancer" "apoptosis". This will bring up papers with results specific to your particular cancer. I you have cancer don't stop with this huge summary, dig further. You need to try to understand potential interactions and such at the very least

If you are going to take the pharmaceutical way make sure you take thyme and rosemary,(mistletoe test first on skin ) reishi mushroom these all counteract the side effects of there treatment

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