i went to the doctors over a sore mole the other week bout one on my back he said looked fine but there was one on my cheek bone thats was also sore so i thort i might aswell ask at the same time he said he diddnt like the look of it and told me he was sending me to specialist, 2 days later i got my appointment and it was for the next day. so i went to it they had a look at a couple of mole iv got on my body ad the doctor said the one on my face was nothing like the rest of them. it was sore and inflamed (im light skinned and have ginger/blond hair) and diddnt look right she said she wanted to remove it as soon as possible because something wasent right about it they booked me in for her first available appointment because she diddnt want to wait to have it taken off but im worried that im going to be left with a scar (2cm ish) on my face..and that is more thaan just a sore mole. i dont no if i should just leave it or have it removed i no the doctor is worried about it and she has panicked me aswell iv got alot of other things going on with specialists aswell so it seems to be one thing after another.........
i just need some advice on what i should do... someone please help i cannot stop thinking about it.. iv been upset over it for the past week none stop crying etc what do i do? J xoxo
Do what the doctor wants and have it removed. No sense it having it stay there so that you will worry about it every time you look at your face. I had a birthmark removed from my leg that actually had an AK in it, the derm thought the whole mark was a problem, kept thinking something was wrong, had it removed, nothing was wrong (Praise God). I am glad he wanted to remove it, I had it removed, I know I never have to worry about it again. Even if something is wrong, they remove it and treat the issue, the sooner the better.
When a mole is removed from the face, not much is taken. It is usually a punch, and there might be one or two stitches involved. When all heals up, you will barely know where the mole was. Now, if it turns out the mole is cancerous (let us hope and pray it is NOT!), and a larger amount of skin must be removed, a doctor will involve a plastic surgeon if the area involves facial tissue. Naturally, the emphasis here is on dealing with the issue at hand, and if that involves cancer, you certainly don't want to deal with that! However, no one wants to live with the results of being horribly disfigured or scarred as a result of having cancerous lesions on their face, and a fact of skin cancer is that it is very typical of developing on the face due to sun exposure. Most of us are vain, and if left with the thought of living out our lives being horribly scarred, would probably rather forego treating the cancer. Terrible truth, that.
So, go to the specialist and if s/he recommends removal, allow it. Do question how it will look and what steps will be taken to avoid scarring. A doctor will be able to put you at your ease. Any mole removal on the face is going to elicit questions such as scarring - it's normal to be concerned about how one will look afterward! And also talk to the doctor about the event of further treatments. I'm sure your doctor will explain plastic surgery techniques that will be included to prevent scarring and disfigurment. These are perfectly normal questions and concerns when you are considering treatment on your face.
When you see before and after pictures of people who have undergone treatment of facial skin cancer, it's amazing. In some instances, these individuals have had significant amounts of skin removed on their noses and ears, and plastic surgeons have been able to re-create the areas to the point of not being to able to distinguish there has ever been surgery in that area! It can be bad enough to have deal with cancer in any of it forms and doctors are well aware of that. They also realize that their patients certainly don't want to deal with any cosmetic disfigurments.
The Following User Says Thank You to Chele60 For This Useful Post: ladyjadey (05-21-2012)
Thank you chele06 they have said it should be removed because something isnt right bout it so they want tn remove it. Thank you for what u said its made me feel alot calmer about it being removed its just what is it that will worry me. Xo
The following user gives a hug of support to ladyjadey: Chele60 (05-22-2012)
I'm glad I could make you feel better about this. Try and remember you are not the first person to have to deal with this. Others have been where you are now, and I'm sure your doctor will understand your concerns. Please do keep us posted!
I had a large basal cell carcinoma removed under my eye and onto my upper cheek. They did a wonderful job incorporating the stitches with the natural line under my eye. You can't even see it unless I point it out. I call it my mini face lift....the area actually looks better than before!