It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Cancer: Skin Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 01-17-2011, 09:41 AM   #1
Newbie
(female)
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Annapolis, Maryland, USA
Posts: 3
SiaraDelyn HB User
"minor squamous cells cancer"....????

We just got a phone call telling us that my husband's biopsy revealed a "minor squamous cell carcinoma". Predictably, he doesn't want to discuss it and I am falling apart. When they say "minor" does that mean not very serious?

The biopsy was of a scaly red patch about 3/8" that he had on his hand. The patch has already been removed but now he is going back to the clinic and they're going to remove more tissue around the hole they scraped before to be sure they got it all.

Does this sound like what they call "Bowen's Disease"? Has anyone else experienced this?

 
Old 01-17-2011, 10:06 AM   #2
Newbie
(female)
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Annapolis, Maryland, USA
Posts: 3
SiaraDelyn HB User
Re: "minor squamous cells cancer"....????

what do they mean by "if you catch it quickly"? A week? A month? A year? What does "quickly" mean?

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 01-22-2011, 12:49 PM   #3
Newbie
(female)
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: too sunny, usa
Posts: 3
sttherese HB User
Re: "minor squamous cells cancer"....????

I don't know about the disease you mentioned, but his cancer isn't life threatening (I'm not a doc) on his hand. If it was deep they would do a skin graft. I had a very minor one on my nose at 30 and the doc just kinda shaved it off and it never came back in over 10 years.
I guess basal and squamous cancers can do damage if they go deep enough but it isn't like melanoma. Once it is removed and they've gotten it all that's it.


Did the doctor say anything about Bowen's?

Please don't fall apart. Just do some research, your hubby probably doesn't know anymore than you at this point.

Good Luck!

 
The Following User Says Thank You to sttherese For This Useful Post:
SiaraDelyn (01-22-2011)
Old 03-15-2011, 07:47 PM   #4
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Ozarks in Arkansas
Posts: 1,825
Oleander53 HB UserOleander53 HB UserOleander53 HB User
Re: "minor squamous cells cancer"....????

Hello, I have had Bowen's , Squamous cell and Basal Cell Carcinoma. My Father also had Bowen's. I also had a rare Squamous Cell Vaginal Carcinoma NON HPV. I am a patient at MD Anderson and doing great.

He needs followup and all should be well. It can be pesky and needs close follow up. Catching it early is important.

Has he been exposed to Arsenic in water or due to a job? There is a link to Arsenic and Bowen's.
Good luck to you. It is hard to find good factual information on Bowen's on thei Internet.
Oleander

 
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Nervous about some "moles"... ARabbit Cancer: Skin 2 10-19-2009 09:53 AM
Worried about brother who "was" in remission from melanoma cancer sunnyrise Cancer: Skin 6 03-13-2009 12:19 PM
Radiation "therapy".... nantiques Cancer: Skin 4 10-02-2007 02:46 PM
bleeding "bump" on my face cunninj3 Cancer: Skin 14 07-04-2005 10:08 AM
My experience with "mole mapping" TampaSal51 Cancer: Skin 6 01-16-2005 04:20 AM




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Join Our Newsletter

Stay healthy through tips curated by our health experts.

Whoops,

There was a problem adding your email Try again

Thank You

Your email has been added




Top 10 Drugs Discussed on this Board.
(Go to DrugTalk.com for complete list)
Acyclovir
Aldara
Aspirin
Hydrocortisone
Prednisone
  Retin-a
Temovate
Triamcinolone
Tylenol
Valium







All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:50 PM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.com™
Copyright and Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!