Feb 26, 2003 - 12:48 pm
I'm new here --but not new to cancer. I had a rhinectomy (loss of my nose) to cancer almost 5 years---yes--my 5 year survivor date is in October of 2003). I see VERY little on cancer in the nose and loss of the nose. My cancer started out as basal (sp) cell---I had 8 surgeries to remove a very agressive basal cell (don't let ANYONE tell you skin cancer isn't agressive!!) which also developed into squamous. Before they took my nose (I went to 5 different cancer centers for advice) I had a forehead flap done and had gone thru 30+ radiation treatments....the cancer still came back.