Aug 29, 2005 - 6:29 am
Hi, I'm only 24 and had a basal cell carcinoma removed last september and it looks like it my be recurring again in the same spot above the scarring from my last operation.
The thing is I had the mark on my back from the age of 14 and it was being treated for exzema. My father was diaganosed with skin cancer at the age of 48 and when he was 55 (last year), he died from a tumour in his neck which spread to his neck. I keep thinking that the same thing will happen to me, as he kept getting the skin cancer back each time he got it removed.
I dont know for sure if it is the same thing as it hasn't been confirmed by my dermatolgist, I haven't been to see him yet as they are on annual leave. Im very anxious about the whole thing and hoping it isn't what i think it is, but it looks exactly like the last(and I have a gut feeling like I did when I got my first results)
Has anybody had similar experiences when they were my age? I would like to hear from people if they have please.
Is it just going to keep recurring? I was told when i had it removed that that was it gone for good, how wrong were they.