Aug 16, 2011 - 4:58 pm
I was diagnosed with DFS in June of 2010. I had a small nodule on my left cheek/hip area. My dr. told me she didn't think it was anything to worry about so therefor I didnt. I noticed when swimsuit season came along you could see the nodule and me the person I am decided it was time to visit a dermatologist. This took approximately a year for me to do this. I had this nodule approximately 2 years before doing anything about it.
After visiting the dermatologist, she performed a bioposy on the nodule also telling me she thought it was benign and didn't think it was anything. A week passes and Im getting a call from the dermatology office telling me I had cancer and wanted to perform the Mohs surgery on me and that I had to travel 4 hours to this specialist that performs those types of surgeries.
It took this dr. 4 times of removing skin to get clear margins around this area. I have a 7 inch scar and they went approximately 2 inches into my skin. This dr. told me i couldn't have got this in a better place considering there was alot of tissue there.
I have since gone a little over a year and only seen my dermatologist once and she said it looked fine. I am now having pains in that area that feel to be coming from muscle. This nodule had roots on it that made it almost into my muscle. I have not had any recurrence with DFS but the area removed is sore and Im afraid that maybe they didn't get it all. I see where people have posted ct scans and stuff and wondering if this is what I should do.
Any help or advice is greatly appreciated.