Jul 21, 2009 - 4:09 pm
I just recently had my six month check-up by my medical oncologist. She tells me that she is moderately concerned about a scaly type growth on my left ear. As such, she refers me to a dermatologist.
I meet with the skin doc last week. He tells me that he is not overly concerned about the ear issue for whatever reason. He is more concerned about a mole on my cheek and one in the middle of my back. He takes tissue samples from all three sites for biopsy.
I get a call today from his office informing me that pathology indicates that the two locations that he was initially concerned about are benign. The ear however came back malignant for squamous cell carcinoma.
Because of the skin margins or lack thereof, he is referring me to a plastic surgeon for removal.
Has anybody else gone from head & neck to skin?
I don't know that this is something to be overly concerned about without meeting with the plastic's guy first.
It does concern me as I was hoping to continue to be in remission.