A couple weeks ago I was diagnosed with bcc on my face. I had, what I thought, was a pimple that I picked and it got infected. A few weeks later I got a biopsy as it would not heal. It came back positive for bcc. I will have surgery the end of Nov. beginning of Dec. The surgeon is very good but very busy hense the long wait time for surgery. My question is, how fast does bcc grow? It seems this thing came on fairly quickly for such a supposedly slow growing cancer. If this spot on my face heals over and goes away before surgery (Idoubt it will but.....) how will the surgeon know what to cut and how much to cut? Can it be x-rayed?
I also have a growth inside my ear canal that has been causing me repeated ear infections over the past year. The infections are coming more and more frequently and seem to be only 3 weeks apart where they used to be 6 - 8 weeks apart. Can this growth down inside my ear be a bcc or does that just grow on the surface of the skin where the sun has damaged the skin? I ask because my bcc of the face is on the same side as the ear that keeps getting infected.
Yes, I know...these are questons that I should, and will, be asking my doctor. But my ENT appointment is not for another 2 weeks and I want answers now.
Thanks for any replies.