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What Happens After You Are Diagonsed With Basel Cell
Will I have a bad scar after conventional surgery to remove a 4mm basel cell carcinoma from the tip of my nose?
Depends on surgeon: First thing you want to do is to have the tumor completely removed. The way to ensure this is to have mohs micrographic surgery (www.Skincancermohssurgery.Org). Mohs surgery is skin sparing surgery with the highest cure rate (99%). The surgeon will check all the surgical margins to ensure that all the roots have been removed & then will repair the defect in a way which minimizes scar the same day. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Basal cell cancer: Basal cell carcinoma (bcc) is a common skin cancer. Chronic exposure to ultraviolet radiation in sunlight is the most important risk factor. Can manifest as as a pink or flesh-colored papule- slightly scaly papule or plaque. Ulceration is common. This is a locally inavisve cancer and diagnosed usualy at early stage- thus it is highly curable- with surgical resection. ...Read more
Is there a way to tell how deep basel cell is on the nose? Looking for a doctor that can perform an ultrasound or similar to see how deep my BCC is on
Lesion superficial: Basal cell Ca are tumors of the basal layer of the dermis. They produce a superficial ulcer that heals with scab and then falls off to form new ulcer. Cant be determined by ultrasound. If small bx confirms basal cell Ca an approach on the nose initially is with the use of Efudex, a 5 FU cream. When applied, will in most cases form an erythematous area secondary to suppressor cell elimination. ...Read more
My dad has a basel cell carcinoma on his ear and they were going operate to remove this. I heard there is a new pill to treat this. Does it work?
Cut it out!: Basal cell carcinoma presents as a small, raised lesion that ulcerates in the center ("rodent-bite") and a rolled border. Total removal of the lesion has a cure rate of over 95%. Creams can also help but with lower cure rates. The safe bet is to cut it out and be done with it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Taking Forteo for past 14 mos. had Basel cell carcinoma. Spine surgeon not to concerned, safe to continue? Bone cancer risks, skin?
I had a pap after having abnormal cells last time. 8 hours later blood gushed out with blobs and now the next day its happened again. Should i worry?
Sensitive: Sometimes one's cervix can be extra sensitive and the brush doctors use to take your pap can be irritating to the cervical tissue. I typically warn my patients that they may see some bleeding after a pap smear. I'm guessing that you might also have a cervical ectropion. I would make another appt with your doctor just to have your cervix checked. Gushes of clots aren't normal. ...Read more
What happens on a cellular level after and intense period of exercise that causes soreness and possible injury? And what types of cells are effected.
My husband was just told he has small cell undifferentiated carcinoma after a biopsy for lump under his arm. Now what happens?
Staging; chemo: If it hasn't been done already, the next step is to find the site of origin of the cancer, and where else it may have spread. Small cell cancer USUALLY begins in the lung. Chemotherapy is the usual treatment for metastatic small cell cancer. The response rate is high. (Response means the tumor shrinks, and the patient's life is prolonged.) The cure rate is low but not zero. Good luck. ...Read more
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