Aug 10, 2005 - 2:11 pm
My father recently had a "cyst" removed from his jaw that had been there for years. You could see nothing on the skin...just a small "cyst" under the skin that his doctor kept telling him was "nothing". He was finally referred to a surgeon who removed the "cyst" only to find it was a tumor that had invaded the coratid gland and a portion of one of the nerves in his face. The doctor removed all of the tumor and the gland and part of the nerve. He says there is a "safe margin" in the tissue around the tumor. However, the doctor is telling my father that he can only find 12 cases of squamous cell carcinoma like his in the world!! As I said, there was never any indication of anything on the outer layer of skin. If anyone has heard of a similar case please let me know. Thank you.