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So, my H has squamous cell carcinoma 馃槩

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 WhatsRight (original poster member #35417) posted at 5:38 PM on Friday, January 14th, 2022

The dermatologist just called. We went earlier this week -like 3 days ago, and he did a biopsy of the growth on his side. They told us it would take up to two weeks to get results. But they called this morning.

I鈥檓 not sure if that quick response should scare me even more.

So they didn鈥檛 really tell me much about the significance of this diagnosis.

We go in again on March 3rd (that seems like too long to wait to me) to have the whole thing removed.

She told me that there shouldn鈥檛 be any need for chemotherapy.

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Anyone have experience with this?

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whatisloveanyway ( member #66450) posted at 6:01 PM on Friday, January 14th, 2022

Friend just had two patches removed, one pretty big and deep, but they got it all. No chemo, no further worries, but I guess they had to get in there and see how deep and get the pathology done to be sure they got it all. Pretty slow train to get it all done too, not sense of urgency, but maybe that comes with this type of skin cancer. Moral of this story is don't wait if a patch of skin just won't heal up, and get those annual checkups at the dermatologist. I go next week. Friend is all good now, hurt a good bit but skin has grown back. Hope it goes as well for your Husband.

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tushnurse ( member #21101) posted at 8:40 PM on Friday, January 14th, 2022

Squamous skin cancers are very common and are usually limited to just removing it.
No worries.
He may have an incision w/ sutures after depending on how much skin around it they need to take.
My sister is very fare skinned and burned a ton as a kid she has many (like over 100) spots removed, and NONE required additional treatment other than going back and getting cleaner edges.

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Lionne ( member #25560) posted at 12:25 AM on Saturday, January 15th, 2022

My husband had 6 cancers removed, 2 of them squamous cell the rest basal cell. The removal itself takes a lot of time, they remove it layer by layer checking for clear margins. It was a 3 hour wait for one of his procedures.

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 WhatsRight (original poster member #35417) posted at 12:54 PM on Saturday, January 15th, 2022

Oh, thank you so much for these replies.

You have definitely made me feel better.

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Gottagetthrough ( member #27325) posted at 6:50 PM on Tuesday, January 18th, 2022

Usually if the doc says, come back in over a month, its not anything to horrible smile

I would take some solace in the March 3 return date.

You have a lot on your plate, WR, please make sure you
Are taking care of yourself. Big Hugs!!!

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 WhatsRight (original poster member #35417) posted at 8:06 PM on Tuesday, January 18th, 2022

So, I am making every effort to keep his small wound from the biopsy clean and healing. But no matter what I do, when I take the Band-Aid off to wash it and dry it daily, it is very very moist, and the parts of the growth around the biopsy have started becoming such that when I wipe off the wound, part of the growth comes off with it, like "mushy".

Pardon the disgusting description.

Is that normal?

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Lionne ( member #25560) posted at 12:03 AM on Wednesday, January 19th, 2022

Call the doctor. My husband's incisions have always required him to "keep it moist" with petroleum jelly.
Idk why but I'd call.

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