Basil cell carcinoma

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I had biopsies taken for two spots on my forehead, they are basil cell carcinoma. They wanted to schedule me for MOHs surgery, but I asked what other alternatives are there for this. They referred me to an oncologist. Should I explore other treatments or just have the MOHs surgery? Will the oncologist recommend surgery or will he stick with what he knows best? These two spots are not very big, but I think may be deeper rooted.

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    HI jack, i had the same procedure done 3YRS ago with great results, you can barely see my scar as my surgeon opened me up from the inside corner of my eye to the bottom of my laughter line on my lip, i was terrified at first but found on here another lady who had the same op and she sent me pics of before and after, theres also a cream they can use but my friend had that and she had a lot more cone up on her head and face and here 5YRS down the line she is still having treatment so to me it was the best option, i hope this helps i do have pics of before and after if you want to have a look.

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    MOHS surgery is the very best option for this type of cancer. My partner had the same type on his face, in one cheek but instead of the MOHS procedure they just excised a large sample of tissue and closed him up, hoping for the best I guess. We were quite concerned that they either might miss some cancerous tissue or that they would have to take more tissue than needed without the sampling that the MOHS procedure provides for. In the end, it seems to have been successful and the scarring is very minimal considering how much was taken. You are therefore very fortunate to be offered the MOHS option, which ensures that no cancerous cells are missed but at the same time also minimises the excision to only what's needed. The forehead is a naturally creased area and they do try to follow the skin's own crease lines with their incisions. Best advice - go for it, it has the best outcome.

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