Last Friday I had my 6-month checkup with the Dermatologist, during which I pointed out that one of the marks on my nose seemed to have grown. He didn’t think it was anything but just to be safe he biopsied both spots. The biopsy results came back this morning.
The left is a fibrous papule but in light of the findings on the right side he’s having it tested further just in case.
The right side -the side I felt had grown a bit- the biopsy revealed that it is basal cell carcinoma and will have to be removed. Dr. Heymann referred me to a surgeon and told me to call early next week to schedule my surgery. In the meantime he will send the surgeon my report so the office will have all my info beforehand.
The surgery they will do to remove it is MOHS Micrographic surgery, which doesn’t seem like it’s entirely pleasant. http://www.skincancermohssurgery.org/mohs-surgery/mohs-procedure.php If I have surgery before October 13 I will have had 6 surgeries in 2 years.
I’m bitter, I’m annoyed, I’m frustrated and I’m scared because it certainly seems like it’s at best an uncomfortable procedure. I’ve had that spot on my nose for years so who knows how deep the cancer actually is. I’m so not looking forward to this.