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mstell168
03-04-2007, 05:14 PM
Hi, I have a basel cell on my upper lip, it was initially treated last year with Aldera which killed the cancer cells. A follow-up biopsy shows I have a reoccurance, it does not appear as large as last year, however since it is a reoccurance my Dr. recommended MOHS. I was curious if anyone has had a MOHS surgery on there lip? How painful was the process? It seems like such a sensitive area but I know my options are limited at this point.

Thank you.

westllen
03-04-2007, 05:40 PM
A friend of mine had this done 2 weeks ago. She said the pain wasn't too bad. It did seem like it took a long time but she is healing quite nicely, stitches just came out too. The scar is slightly red but looks really good.

Good luck!

mstell168
03-05-2007, 02:10 AM
Hi, thanks very much for the info. Do you know how may layers they had to remove for your friend? thx.

westllen
03-05-2007, 06:01 AM
I will check with her today and let you know.

mstell168
03-05-2007, 09:33 AM
Thanks very much

westllen
03-06-2007, 06:18 PM
I just heard back from her. They removed 7 layers. She looks really good :D