Nov 24, 2009 - 12:23 am
I have been diagnosed with Basal Cell Carcinoma on October 15,2009. A biopsy was taken at that time. The lesion is on the lower part of the nose near the cheek. It was approx. 1 cm circular and looked very ugly with inflammation around it. It was the size of a pencil eraser. I distinctly remember how this tumor developed. I had nicked myself with a razor blade a year ago and kept removing the scab and scratching it. It never really healed.
After I left the doctor's office, I began a regiment to stabilize the ulceration by plugging the right nostril with tissue paper so as to keep it from moving. Next, I noticed a tiny droplet of clear fluid oozing out from the center of the ulcer. Seeing this, I used tissue paper to dry it up, and to ensure that it stayed dry, I used a very small fan at night placed a short distance from the nose. The itching and twitching stopped after about a week. During this time, I also used a source of radiant heat to help the healing.
It's been about a month now, and everything looks fine. I have just a small indentation where the lesion was. If I was younger, I might have skin grafting done, but the location and my age negate that. It's really hardly noticeable. I have declined to see the dermatologist again. I check it every day and every day it gets better.
I'm posting this so that others who have BCC might consider self-treatment first before agreeing to other medical procedures. Has anybody out there in cypber-space tried self-treatment. What say you?