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32 and just found my 9th basal cell
melbank posted:
I am 32 and about to go thru my 3rd Mohs. I have had 9 spots in 2.5 years and concerned it won't stop. I feel soooo young to have had this many in a short amount of time. 5 have been on my face, 3 on my back and 1 on my collar bone. I really hope this Mohs goes as well as the last few. I have so much scar tissue that I am worried. The first one I had 47 stitches and the second one I had about 20, all on the same area! I want to know if this is 'normal' to be so young and what can I do to stop it. I don't want to be 60+ and have 100's of these. I read it doesn't spread but I wonder!!! Any thoughts would be GREAT!!
Poopsie18 responded:
My situation is/was similar .I began having skin cancers
at 28.I would go to the Dr. and be the youngest person in
the office with these issues .I have had numerous pre-cancers,basal cell ,squamous cell and malignant melanoma. The best thing I did was find a Dr I could really talk to.I asked her if it was normal at my age for this to be happening. She said, no, but, everyone's damage reacts differently. This is harm we did to our skin when we were young. Be proactive with You, because every case is not the same.I even did a whole face and chest chemo light type therapy. Now I am older and they seem to have tapered somewhat.
Get another opinion, or two, if you want more ideas. Ask
friends for a good plastic surgeon or mohs specialist. See their work. I know because of my "bad skin" as I used to call it to my children, I have helped many people. Maybe you have and will,too.
I am sorry. I know it disheartening. So,Be good to yourself and be proactive.

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