I'm a 56 year old Woman who has recently been diagnosed with possibly 9 x Non Malignant Skin Cancers - 7 being on my Face. Having grown up on the beach and always been an outdoors and beach going person, I'm not surprised. My Dad passed of Malignant Melanoma at age 44 and I've been sun burned more times than i can remember! Add to that the red orange hereditary tinges in my hair with Scandinavian and British Genes and I would be a Poster Girl for Skin Cancer Awareness.But I'm not. The only BCC is on my Nose - so far - it looks though i may need a Moh's Procedure - bearing in mind I have Nursed many Patients in OT Recovery (PACU) who have had this procedure and I am mortified. I would rather have all lesions removed then deal with Reconstruction about 12 months after treatment based on my totally worn down Immune System and my aged and sun damaged skin. At this stage ,Biopsies have been done and results and decisions will be made in four days. Can anybody share any experiences with their Skin Cancers with me? Any advice on anything related to Skin Cancer would be much appreciated. I'm just accepting I have Cancer and am looking at Pre Diagnosis Biopsy Day - 7 x Sites Face Biopsy Day - Right Shoulder - Mole Removal Biopsy Day - Right Shoulder x 1 about 12 months of removal of precancerous sites as well. Thanks in advance. Judi
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Cancer Council NSW would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live and work.We would also like to pay respect to elders past and present and extend that respect to all other Aboriginal people.