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1 9th July 17:00
d&g
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Hi I am new to this group. Just diagnosed with a basal cell carcinoma
(non-sclerotic type) on the tip of my nose. I am a redhead and new it was
inevitable. Just not so soon, and not on the tip of my nose.
I am debating on treatment type. Cryo vs. Mohs vs. 5-fu vs. etc. Can any
one give me any advise on treatment type and results. I am female and I'm
very concerned about reoccurrence and scarring. HELP.

Thanks,
Gin
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2 9th July 17:00
sharon
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I have never experienced this disease but my Uncle John is a "two time
hitter". You can see a pic of him here:
http://www.rare-cancer.org/person1.html
and a little of his story here:
http://www.rare-cancer.org/three.html#john

His MOH's went very well and I do not see a lot of scarring. My Uncle John
has always told me that he is willing to share his experience with anyone
that it would help. Would you like me to give you his email addie?

Take Care, Sharon
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3 9th July 17:00
j
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Hello Gin,
What's the size? When do you need to make your decision?
Have you had scarring problems before?
Have you talked to a dermy or surgeon for an opinion?

Steph should be along...

Earlier he replied "A dermatologist or a surgeon if you like the idea of
surgery. I would see a
radiation oncologist every time...."

Hang in there for Steph, if you can.

J
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4 9th July 17:00
steph
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You already gave my answer, J
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5 9th July 17:00
j
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I saw nothing whatsoever there of assist to the poster except a one-sentence PS
about your uncle's basal cell..
Basal cell carcinoma is not rare.
Basal cell carcinoma is the most common form of cancer in the US. It accounts
for about 75% of all skin cancers.
So what's your point in posting those, Sharon?
Looking for donations?
J
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6 9th July 17:00
j
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Gin, since you seem to be in the south US, you'd do well to wear a wide
brimmed hat and avoid the sun during peak hours and/or over-exposures. oh and
make sure that someone, from time to time, checks your scalp and other areas
that you cannot see.
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000824.htm
J
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7 9th July 17:00
peter moran
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Radiotherapy in the long term usually leaves a depressed, pale, thin,
telangiectatic scar and has at least as high a recurrence rate as surgery.
Our local radiotherapists no longer treat cutaneous BCCs, but that may be
due to volume of work in Australia.

I would see a good plastic surgeon if you want the best long term .
Peter Moran.
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8 9th July 17:00
steph
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As I've always said, good radiotherapy or good surgery is the best treatment
for BCC.

I see a lot of recurrences after bad surgery......

And all the literature suggests that patients find the cosmetic result after
RT every bit as good or better than after surgery.
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9 9th July 17:00
sharon
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The point was to let her see what my Uncle looked like after the MOH's. And
to let her see that he really did have BCC. You would have to drill down
pretty far in that website to see the donations links. And that link only
takes you to other rare cancer websites for their research links. I didn't
send her any of those links, I sent her to specific pages, so she wouldn't
have to bother with the rest of the website. Take Care, Sharon
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10 9th July 17:01
peter moran
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I agree with that. But the recurrence rate should be near zero with surgery
for a simple nodular BCC.


I also agree with that at any early follow up. But refer me to such a study
at ten, twenty, or thirty years.

Peter Moran
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