Re: Basal Cell on Forehead
Kevin is correct. BCC may be the least agressive, but it doesn't mean that the cancer won't leave a considerable amount of damage. I didn't act on my first Skin Cancer, which was a basal cell until it had rooted deeply. If you have had time to search a few threads here, you may have seen what I had to go through.
Your dermatologist may opt to do a MOHS procedure based on what the outcome of your biopsy is. A MOHS saves the most amount of undamaged skin. My doctor did a skin flap, using the skin from surrounding areas, as skin grafts from other areas of the body will leave a more visible scar.
Good luck to you and yes, I always list that I've had skin cancer on my health forms. The doctor's usually ask what type, and I spout off "basal, squamous, and a few acitinic keratosis." They know all the lingo.
Take care and best wishes with your removal.
Last edited by seajay; 08-10-2007 at 05:14 PM.