I have an aggressive skin cancer that will pop up again-hopefully as stage one. To get a clear cut after the biopsy, the surgeon whacked off part of my nose and upper lip. It looks like I'm now going to become a friend of an ENT because the sinuses don't drain well on that side-I'm fighting sinus and ear infections-radiology can do that too-so it's a double whammy. I complained to my primary doctor and he wanted to send me to an ENT, as it takes months to get in-but I wanted for radiation to end and see if nature could take care of it. Anyway-back to the question--rescissions trying to get a clear cut for this type of cancer is impossible-the surgeon just presumed that I'd have my face cut off-the next doctor wanted to take my bones and eye out too, so they just do wild cuts. Radiation seems to have worked-but I'm stuck with a little mouth that hurts when I smile, and the ear problem. I just can't go through the surgery shit again. It's one thing to have cyst-mole whatever taken out, but it's another thing to have a strip of flesh that's about 1/2 an inch wide taken out from just above the nostril flare and into your lip-and have your health messed up.
Meyati, my friend, you've gone thru a real sh*t storm lately and I commend your courage!
I would BEG the surgeon not to take a giant biopsy! Yet, maybe they actually need a large biopsy to make certain that there is NO cancer left?
Is that a possible explanation? Have you asked them? Can you ask them if that's why they need such a large area of skin?
I'm hoping and praying this goes smoothly for you!
So sorry that so much was surgically removed. You have been through so so much. The only suggestion that I can think of is this. Could you get the oncologist and radiologist who both said that way too much was cut out last time, to intervene with the next surgeon on your behalf to not cut out so much? And can they do the surgeries in pieces instead of all at once? Really hope that the next surgery will not be so aggressive. Sara
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