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Skin Cancer: BCC, removed right side of my nose

I've just recently had bcc removed right side of my nose by mohs.
It was 12 days later before I had full thickness skin graft and yesterday I had the dressing removed. I was not prepared for how it would look, up until yesterday I had not seen the wound. The bcc was about 1 cm and the area now is about 2.5 cm and quite dipped. I'm 47, female and I'm afraid quite vain. Can anyone else share their experience with me and give me some insight into how quickly I can expect to see some improvement. I know that it is early days but at the moment I can't see me being able to go out of my house without some sort of dressing on. Is anyone else going through this, it would help me immensely to share this with someone.
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replied September 25th, 2007
I know how you feel. I just had a big one removed from my back and its black and ugly back there. I didn't have mohs but the doctor said it will fill in. She said she knows I don't believe it, but it will. I know there are other people on this board who have had success with the mohs.
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replied November 22nd, 2007
After two years of being treated by the local gp i asked for a referral to see a skin specialist as i was concerned that the small spot on my nose was infact getting larger his treatment wasn`t working .I had a biopsy done which confirmed a BCC .I was then referred to a plastic surgeon who removed the said area and at the same time did a skin and cartliage graft from behind my ear .three months down the track i still wasn`t happy so another biopsy was done the results came back as a SCC with only two choices left apart from loosing the end of my nose rediation was my only choice so i have just completed the radiation treatment of which i still can not say that i`m clear .
Just because they have removed part of your nose do not think the cancer has been removed please keep a good check and have it checked regularly .My surgeon tells me it will take months for the site to settle down at the moment i`m applying vitamin A oil to the site as to minimise scaring .
Aussie jane
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replied May 17th, 2009
BCC - Mohs Surgery
I am having Mohs surgery on my nose (right nostril)on Monday. I know there is no way to know in advance how much my cancer has spread until the actual surgery is done - but I've been 'watching' it for about 3 years (I thought it was a pimple at first, then a cyst - I have a long history with cysts - and then finally realized it was something else). I'm afraid there could be nerves involved - I have decreased feeling in the 'fatty' part of my cheek and get 'tingly, crawly' flitters from my nose across the area. How long will I need to be away from work?
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replied July 12th, 2009
I had this procedure done on beside my eye. When I had the dressing taken off I was horrified! Do not worry if youhad a good surgeon it will be fine! Mine is barely noticeable!!!! good Luck!
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