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I had a basal cell cancer removed at side of my nose. Have to have mohs surgery. Will i b disgured?

I had a basal cell cancer removed at side of my nose. Have to have mohs surgery. Will i b disgured?

Hopefully Not: Mohs surgeons can do an amazing job but sometimes complex reconstructive surgery is needed. It is important to discuss the cosmetic outcome with your surgeon before the operation and to talk to a plastic surgeon if necessary. Also ask if radiation therapy is an alternative option. It is usually equally effective as surgery, requires no cutting and can leave an excellent cosmetic result. ...Read more

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Dr. Gregory Surfield
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Basal Cell (Definition)

Basal cell carcinoma or bcc is the most common type of skin cancer. There are millions of them each year in the us. They are caused by sun exposure and ultraviolet light (tanning beds) and are very common on the face. It is very rare for them to metastasize or spread to other parts of the body. They can be easily cured with ...Read more


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How can I be sure that my basal cell carcinoma on my forehead has been cured completely after surgery?

How can I be sure that my basal cell carcinoma on my forehead has been cured completely after surgery?

The pathology report: When a basal cell is removed and sent to pathologist for evaluation of the margins. If the margins were clear , that means the basal cell was removed completely. ...Read more

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Will the docs make sure that my basal cell carcinoma on my forehead is completely gone after surgery?

Basal Cell Cancer: When a basal cell skin cancer is treated by surgical excision the tissue is examined under a microscope to determine if the skin cancer has been completely removed. Even so, some skin cancer cells may have spread beyond the area of excision so follow-up exams to detect recurrence is recommended. ...Read more

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Got my basal cell carcinoma removed months ago and it has been stinging. Is that normal?

Got my basal cell carcinoma removed months ago and it has been stinging. Is that normal?

Basal Cell Cancer: Stinging may be part of normal healing but a follow-up visit with your doctor is recommended. ...Read more

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A few months ago i got my basal cell carcinoma removed and it has been stinging. Is this something to be concerned about?

See your doctor: It's always a smart idea to play it safe when you have questions about surgical recovery. In the vast majority of cases, your symptoms are likely related to healing and residual inflammation. But if this sensation is not getting better (particularly after a week or two), it is wise to go see the doctor who did your surgery and get examined. ...Read more

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Had basal cell removed over month ago healed up good but now it is itching and looks like alittle sore coming up is this normal they said they got it

Had basal cell removed over month ago healed up good but now it is itching and looks like alittle sore coming up is this normal they said they got it

Not enough informati: I need to know if the basal cell was cut out with stitches or if it was scraped and burnt.If it was cut out with stitches it is possible that one of the ones that was put underneath your skin is coming to the surface and is causing the problem. It is unusual for a faithful sell to come back in one month unless it was never entirely removed. ...Read more

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If a doctor told me not to worry about a basal cell and I had half of my lesion removed twice is it bad?

Yes, it's bad.: Basal cell carcinoma is the most common type of skin cancer. It rarely spreads to other parts of the body. But it can invade deeply where it is. So if you have confirmed basal cell carcinoma it should be removed completely. Consult a mohs certified dermatologist. ...Read more

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Basal cell removed over month . Two days ago started itching bad looks like sore coming back?

? suture reaction: It is not likely that the basal cell cancer is recurring so soon. More likely, you are having a reaction to your sutures or the sutures are not holding. You show return to see the doctor that excised the cancer for advice. ...Read more

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Basal cell removed aug7 2013. Now it is itching bad looks like sore coming back. Is it normal?

Maybe...: Depending on how it is removed, it is possible for skin cancers to recur at a sight, if there were any cancer cells left behind. I would have it reevaluated. ...Read more

Dr. Philip Miller
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Blistering (Definition)

Blistering is a bubble of skin filled with fluid. They can occur to excessive rubbing (as with a new pair of ...Read more


Excise (Definition)

To surgically remove an organ or body part or tissue. This is done with ...Read more