May 14, 2011 - 9:07 pm
I had a biopsy on my chest for a spot that I had that wouldn't go away for about 5 weeks-I actually thought it was a zit. I went to my derm, thinking I would get some acne cream for it. They wanted to do a biopsy which came back squamous cell.
They had me come in for removal. They opted to do a further scaping of it to remove as they said it was pretty much equally effective and would less of a scar.
So the second biopsy of course showed the skin cancer still, and then they removed it and feel confident they got it all. But I was shocked they didn't send that portion of tissue in so how do they know they got it all? That scares me as I am a cancer survivors stage 3 uterine-last chemo treatment Nov 2010, considered to be no evidence of disease thus far for that.
The 2nd biopsy report shows it extended to the central base of the specimin. So I just wonder how was the derm able to judge and know he got it all?