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  • jovrlnd has replied to a post on the message board

    I have read a lot about the problems of people applying these topicals on this subject thread.  Many admitting of making mistakes. I feel that this is a procedure just like  applying liquid nitrogen from a pressure bottle. It takes an expert that knows what to do. A Dermatologist will bill you for the procedure. They usually don't turn down the money. Why do you think you need to do it?  Those topicals...

    May 16 at 8:49 PM view post
    • jovrlnd has replied to a post on the message board

      I had a doctor at a leading Cancer Hospital order an Rx for Efudex for a spot area less than one square inch.  I thought it over and decided this is not appropriate.  When I returned I asked for a liquid nitrogen treatment. I am very satisfied with the iquid nitrogen treatment result.  if you decide to go with a topical, then get the Rx and make an appointment for early in the morning at the doctor's ...

      May 16 at 7:52 PM view post
      • jovrlnd has replied to a post on the message board

        I would have the doctor apply the Picato or anything else.  Thats what they should be getting paid for. Do not do it yourself. (I try to stay away from those topicals and insist on liquid nitrogen treatments. )

        May 16 at 6:45 PM view post
        • jovrlnd has replied to a post on the message board

          I have not used picato, because I do not have wide spread AKs. I do have some spots that are aroud one square inch that have AKs. My last appointment with a derm wanted me to use efudex (like picato longer healing time). I told the doctor I would rather have Liquid Nitrogen treatment. They did a one square inch spot.  The pain was not that bad, and it quickly went away. The spot took about one week to heal. ...

          October 28 at 7:48 PM view post
          • jovrlnd has replied to a post on the message board

            Hello, I would like to give you an answer about my skin graft surgery that I had.  I had a in situ melanoma on the back-top of my head. There is not much skin to work with there. The size of extraction was about the size of a half dollar coin. They used grafting skin from my lower neck. It left a three inch thin scare that is not very noticeable. I am a male so my shirts usually cover it. I was put under for th...

            September 17 at 3:38 PM view post
            • jovrlnd has replied to a post on the message board

              First, if your biopsy report says BBC; line up another Dermotologist for a second opion on the method to remove. It sounds like mohs surgery is the way to go. They do have other treatments other than surgery. Discuss your options and what will be the final results. (I had a BBC on my upper neck behind my ear. The dermatologist made a 4.8cm incision to remove a small spot about the size of a smal grain of rice....

              June 02 at 2:55 PM view post
              • jovrlnd has replied to a post on the message board

                I just had BCC excision done on upper neck behind my ear. The cancer was about the size of a small grain of rice.  I saw the section removed and it was about the size of 1 cc. The incision was about 4.8 cm.  Almost 2 inches. The doctor closed up the incision with 13 stiches.  The scare should not be very noticeable behind the ear, and in time will blend in  good with rest of skin co...

                April 26, 2017 view post
                • jovrlnd has replied to a post on the message board

                  Look up subugal melanoma or SM melanoma. I would see a dermatologist.

                  March 22, 2017 view post
                  • jovrlnd has replied to a post on the message board

                    Not a doctor. Nothing like going to a dermatologist to get your question answered. It doesn't fit the characteristics of melanoma. If you have a lot of moles 25 or more, then go see a dermatologist.  Good luck to you.

                    March 22, 2017 view post
                    • jovrlnd has commented on a news story

                      In my opinion, the factors to prevent melanoma need to be made more clear to people subject to the disease.  It gets down to the instanciation of melanoma at the DNA level.  All sources of radiation have the potential to disturb leakened melan related DNA. The radiation from x-rays, CT scans, UV, electro magnetic, and many more sources with accumative exposers could cause the melanoma development. Ther...

                      December 08, 2016 view news story
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