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Have You Been Diagnosed with Squamous Cell Carcinoma?
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Skin Cancer Foundation
Michael W Steppie, MD posted:
Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is the second most common form of skin cancer with more than 700,000 new cases of SCC diagnosed every year. SCCs are at least twice as frequent in men as in women. They rarely appear before age 50 and are most often seen in individuals in their 70s.
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longduckdong46 responded:
I was in my late thirties at the time. Now mid 40's.
Anyway, I noticed this bump on my neck which at first I thought may be an ingrown hair. However the more I picked and prodded at it nothing ever happened.
Went to my health practioner at the time and he stated that it was probably nothing, but being cautious, removed it and sent it for testing. It came back as SCC.
Additional tissue was removed and other than a very small scar I do not even notice it now.
 
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dancer86442 responded:
I was treated for both squamous (on back of hand) & basal ( on cheek) skin cancer. Dr suggested surgery & refused to answer my question about alternatives. I came home & did my 'homework'. Plus, discussed it w/ a few PPL who had 'been there, done that'. Their treatment was w/ a cream. And it worked for them. I went back to my Skin Specialist & demanded the Skin Cream. He gave me Zyclara & ordered 1 mth on, 1 mth off. Repeat. Script said 2 weeks on, 2 weeks off. Repeat But, I followed DRS orders. My face, which had 2 basal spots, one healed first app, second grew larger & healed after second app. Sqamous healed first app, but, is now showing small raised white spot about the size of a small pimple or Calcium spot. So, my question is: Should I be concerned about this &/or the rough skin (looks like a rash, but, it ain't. I suspect it is an inner layer of exposed skin????) on my cheekbone? Or the Other Calcium looking deposits beside nose, but, below the worst of the previously infected area. I know I need to see my Skin Specialist, but, I am tired of DRS taking my money, just to tell me I am Fine! Your Opinion is appreciated.

And Don't Worry. I Will be seeing the DR again for followups. Now that my Mom has been treated for Melanoma, which, I understand can be Hereditary.

Thank You

Candi


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