So... I have skin cancer.
I have one on my face and one on my arm.
They are both basal cell carcinoma.
The one on my arm is not very deep. I am having it
removed July 12.
The one on my face is a different story.
I have had it for several years and that is not good.
It was just a flesh-colored bump with an indent in the center.
No strange color or texture.
I had no idea it could be skin cancer.
Basal cell invades other tissue under the skin so we won't
know where the cancer has travelled until they perform the surgery on
August 21. It is a special surgery for skin cancer called
Mohs surgery. Layers of skin are removed one at a time and checked by a
pathologist in the office until there are no more cancer cells
visible. It can be an all day procedure.
But, there is a 99% or above success rate of removal.
I am terrified.
I am trying to stay upbeat.
I found out last Tuesday, my poor husband's birthday.
I got the call about an hour before his family was coming over to
celebrate. It was not fun.
So, for now I wait for my surgeries.
That will be the hard part.