basal cell be gone!!!

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basal cell be gone!!!

by eastwest on Sat Aug 08, 2015 06:21 PM

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Sorry I haven't been on here in a while. Early last week I was able to have the basal cell on my forehead removed. Years ago I had a spot and it was easily removed. Didn't think much of it. This time they did more and not's real pretty but I have confidence that the doctor in Philly got it all...until the next may pop up? Not being pessimestic but this is my 3rd basal cell. Just had one on my leg taken off.

As a teen and even many years longer I was a true sun worshipper. We didn't talk about sunscreen back then and me being a ginger (red head) I had lots of burns.

Anyway it was a return to the Perelman center. Different floor than Phil frequented but the ride and building were the same. My friend Hank came and so did my younger son Noel. I felt bad for Noel because I knew this would be a reminder of all his dad had gone thru. But he insisted on being there so the two men buddied up while I was with the surgeon.  

I think between the surgery, pain and initial scarring afterwards and going to the same center I am finally taking skin cancer seriously.  Please make sure you are all checking your exposed and unexposed skin areas and if you see a change get to a dr.

Irene

RE: basal cell be gone!!!

by eternalife on Fri Aug 14, 2015 10:43 PM

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Hi Irene,

Basal cell carcinoma is something that the public are totally clueless. You being a " ginger" is even more susceptibe. I alerted my neighbour to his pre disposition, but unfortunately it was too late. He did work for many years in the sun and received some compensation for that, however he must be more careful going forward, I helped him in a small way, but he has to do the rest.

Be careful and always wear a hat and sun protection.

Best

RE: basal cell be gone!!!

by eastwest on Sat Aug 15, 2015 07:14 PM

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I think the majority of people know about changing moles and irregular shaped freckles. I really check my skin surface but this time both basal cell sites didn't register. In fact it was after the dermatologist felt one site on my leg needed to be biopsied that I pointed out the one similar on my forehead that she hadn't gotten a good look at.  Now it's back to every 6 months for check ups. Glad I was at least getting yearly.

Hat now in place. Irene

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