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pic of SCC or ka.
wedge excision under local anaesthetic today
Patient permission to post pics. Tight across top lip. Told this will ease and stretch out with time
Wedge excision went down right side of chin. Dissolvable sutures.
squamous cell carcinoma
Keratoacanthoma or squamous cell carcinoma. Awaiting results.
day five after surgery. Swollen, cleaning with salt and water, application of Vaseline, sometimes antibiotic grease, microspore tape.
Ouch, looks very sore. Heal up well.
Pathology result squamous cell carcinoma completely removed.
Squamous cell carcinoma completely removed. This one approx 18 months visible on surface.
day seven after surgery, wedge excision SCC lip
Thinking that something will go away and waiting for it to go away is a huge risk. Seek diagnosis asap.
Surgery was quick and painless.
Recovery not too slow with focus on liquified raw foods. Follow up tests.
three weeks after surgery
Can eat soft foods. Dissolvable stitches have dissolved. Still some difficulties talking smiling laughing but told skin will stretch. Scan in a few weeks to see if scc has spread.
Five weeks after surgery
five months after surgery.
Used bio oil many times a day massaged in. Followed by a thin layer of silicone gel. When that dried, a microphone tape. Still wear micropore tape to keep sun off it and also hat.
A bit of numbness still at site near lip. As there were cancer cells on the margin of excision in pathology results of excision and lymphatic system evidence of cancer cells in the pathology results, surgeon has now suggested radiotherapy as a precaution on the lip.
It was otherwise all clear in the results of pathology and on the full body PET scan results some activity at site of surgery which they said was expected after surgery. But otherwise all clear,
Congratulations on the clear results. Any it looks like it has healed really well.
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