Tag: cancer

On May 17th I will have Mohs surgery

  I saw a doctor the other day about my skin cancer.  He told me about it and the options and asked what treatment I wanted.  I like the doctor a great deal.  I am glad my doctor recommend him.
  May 17 (2017) I will go in and have the basal cell carcinoma removed.  
 
   I am going to have what is called “Mohs Surgery.”  

 

Mohs surgery, developed in 1938 by a general surgeon, Frederic E. Mohs, is microscopically controlled surgery used to treat common types of skin cancer. During the surgery, after each removal of tissue and while the patient waits, the tissue is examined for cancer cells. That examination informs the decision for additional tissue removal. Mohs surgery is one of the many methods of obtaining complete margin control during removal of a skin cancer (CCPDMA – complete circumferential peripheral and deep margin assessment[1][2][3][4]) using frozen sectionhistology.[5][6]CCPDMA or Mohs surgery allows for the removal of a skin cancer with very narrow surgical margin and a high cure rate.

 

  I do not plan to blog about the surgery as it happens or even take photos or video.  
I suspect you will see me with a hat on from now on. 

Doctor’s office visit and request for a breast reduction

  I took an Uber to the doctor’s office today.   It was for my check up.  I gave them my blood and urine.  The doctor’s office will put the results online.  If he sees a problem he will contact me. 
  I was going to have him take a growth off my shoulder.  I asked him about the place on top my head.  It has been there for a year.  It does not heal. I wanted to make sure if the he removed the growth on my shoulder that it would heal.

He looked at the place on top my head and said without a delay “CANCER!”  It said it so fast that I was thinking he was joking. Cancer is not funny but I attempted a bit of humor with him.  But he just went on telling me what would have to be done about the place on top my head.  I knew he was not joking.
  I made an appointment for a month from now to have him remove the thing on my shoulder and to do a biopsy of the place on top my head.  If the results are cancer he told me what would have to be done.  There is not much skin on top of my head.  So if they have to remove the place I may have to have a skin graft.

  Now … I know what you all are thinking from looking at the photo above. 
NO I did not ask to have a breast reduction!
   I paid a lot of money to get those breasts. 

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