Patient Comments: Skin Cancer - Treatments

Question:How was your skin cancer treated?

Comment from: Lynda, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: June 17

Young people please stay out of the tanning beds and use sunscreen religiously! I am 61, redheaded, and I am fighting squamous cell carcinomas as fast as my surgeon can cut them out. My legs and arms have numerous spots as I am typing. I had three biopsies on my legs done yesterday. I have had over 50+ spots surgically removed and it's far too numerous to count the places that have been frozen. My skin is HORRIBLE. Thank goodness I did keep my face covered during those days when I was tanning.

Comment from: patspix, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: March 11

I had a squamous cell cancer the size of a fifty cent piece cut off my leg last summer, now I have two smaller ones, one on my cheek and one on my chest. My doc is cutting them off this Wed. He biopsied them last week. Oh well, I am paying for the sun worshiping as a kid! I have had at least twenty Basel cell cancers froze off but the squameous is another story!

Comment from: RebeKen, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: February 07

I'm sitting here with the remnants of basal cell on my left calf. The lesion itself started out as half the size of a pencil eraser. After biopsy, it was eraser-sized. Now it is quarter-sized, if you count the very-red, ring that surrounds it. I'm soaking and using antibiotics, but, as the doctor warned - because I smoke - I may be having an issue of healing. The doctor says extremities are the hardest healing anyway.

Comment from: Depressed, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: February 01

I am a breast cancer survivor, and now I am told I have basal carcinoma on my cheek. I have fair skin but not blond [natural] never stay in the sun because I was told it was not a good idea when one had chemo. It scares me more than breast cancer, I know it is irrational, but to have a scar in my face is hard to face. I had a biopsy and now I will have more surgery. There is no cancer of any kind in my family. I do not like beaches, pools; I am an indoor lady that likes books.

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