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Thread: Skin Cancer

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    Monday, I go get a basil cell carcinoma removed from my eye lid. I went to the doctor about two spots on my back and the doctor did not like what she saw on my eye lid. I just thought it was a skin tag and did not think anything about the spot. Well, it was the one spot that came back a cancer. What I have found out about the basil cell carcinoma is that it likes the eye lids. So, folks, please, take a second look at your eye lids for strange spots.

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    Best of luck to you and thanks for the heads up.

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    {hugs}

    DH is battling with it on his lip... we are 4 months into
    "treatments"????

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    So glad they were able to identify and treat it. I too, have had basil cell and was treated...it was on my forehead; and have been fortunate enough to not have any return in the last few years. Good thing, cause I already have an incurable form of leukemia to deal with so my plate is full lol. Hope you don't get any more either.
    Take care and Happy Quilting!

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    My Dad is having surgery tomorrow on his eyelid to have a cancerous growth removed. He really doesn't stay out in the sun(actually hates the sun). Didn't realize how many people this affects.

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    It pays to have any suspicious spot checked.

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    Thanks

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    Thanks or the info. and best of luck to you.

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    Basal Cell Carcinoma, most of the time is more a nuisance but untreated can morph into worse. Had one removed below the eye years ago--no problem. DH had one between his eyebrows and on ears. Eye lid? That seems like a sensitive area.

    Watch out for the melanoma :

    ABCDs:

    Asymmetry: One half of the mole is different from the other half.

    Border irregularity: The spot has borders which are not smooth and regular but uneven or notched.

    Color: The spot has several colors in an irregular pattern or is a very different color than the rest of your moles.

    Diameter: The spot is larger than the size of a pencil eraser.

    But if you suspect anything, see a doctor.

    (Almost lost DM to melanoma.)

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    THat is strange. I had 2 freckle sized spots, one under the tip of the chin the other on my face and both were canceorus. THe one at the chin area had quite a time traveling down onto the neck and had them all removed.
    Had one on my arm, and on the forehead to the side. So far nothing on the eyelids, but I am also very careful when I go out, Never leave without sun screen, as I am very fair and live in the south where it is always hot, and I burn easily.
    Glad your doctor had the good sense to recognize something that shouldn't have been there.

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    Oh, yall have me concerned now! I have these 2 places on my back that scale and are raised. They itch sometimes and I can scratch part of them off and it's like a brownish flaking. Sounds lovely, doesn't it??

    Anyway, I asked my internal med doctor and he said it was schriasis (sp); asked my rheumatologist and he said they were age spots (I'm 61). I have a few age spots on my hands which fade when I not in the sun and they don't feel the same at all. I've found only 1 that feels raised and only 1/2 of it is raised but it's not scaly and doesn't itch. Oh, I did find one on my upper thigh that felt scaly and itched but now it is the 1/2 raised and non scaly.

    I'm allergic to lots of things so I tend to not treat spots or rashes as too serious unless they are painful. I can't see the spots on my back because of where they are but I can feel them.

    I guess I need to see a dermatologist instead but surely my internal med doctor would know, ya think???????

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phannie1
    Monday, I go get a basil cell carcinoma removed from my eye lid. I went to the doctor about two spots on my back and the doctor did not like what she saw on my eye lid. I just thought it was a skin tag and did not think anything about the spot. Well, it was the one spot that came back a cancer. What I have found out about the basil cell carcinoma is that it likes the eye lids. So, folks, please, take a second look at your eye lids for strange spots.
    Right!!! Back in l980 while cutting my husband's hair I noticed the strange coloring and texture; turned out to be a melanoma. Just two weeks later which was the time they diagnosed and removed it (they gave him 6 months to live before it reached his brain!!) Do not take any of these things with a grain of salt. You never know!! Hubby is fine today.

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    I hope all goes well with you...and thanks for the timely reminder for us all!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nanamoms
    Oh, yall have me concerned now! I have these 2 places on my back that scale and are raised. They itch sometimes and I can scratch part of them off and it's like a brownish flaking. Sounds lovely, doesn't it??

    Anyway, I asked my internal med doctor and he said it was schriasis (sp); asked my rheumatologist and he said they were age spots (I'm 61). I have a few age spots on my hands which fade when I not in the sun and they don't feel the same at all. I've found only 1 that feels raised and only 1/2 of it is raised but it's not scaly and doesn't itch. Oh, I did find one on my upper thigh that felt scaly and itched but now it is the 1/2 raised and non scaly.

    I'm allergic to lots of things so I tend to not treat spots or rashes as too serious unless they are painful. I can't see the spots on my back because of where they are but I can feel them.

    I guess I need to see a dermatologist instead but surely my internal med doctor would know, ya think???????
    My Inter-Doctor who is the one to send me for the spots on my back that sounds like yours on your back. They turned out to be nothing but I would see a dermaologist to be safe. They specialized in skin diseases. :|

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    Thank you for sharing your information! Hopefully you are able to qet it all removed and be free and clear of any signs of cancer going forth. God Bless!

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