Nov 25, 2012 - 7:00 pm
Hi. I am 49 and just got diagnosed with my first BCC. It is on my forehead right in the middle, about 1 inch below my hairline. I am scheduled for Mohs surgery on Dec. 5 and hadn't been that worried about it until I started looking into it and saw some pretty horrific images on the internet. I caught it early, but I'm just wondering if anyone else has had a similar Mohs done and what am I in for. The doctor acted like it was no big deal - said I might have to go to a plastic surgeon after, but he doubted it. But that I will have a scar. Right now I have a little divit where they did the biopsy and I just don't know how much worse it will be, what the recovery is like, etc. Then, a friend of mine who is a nurse said I should get it lasered and not do the Mohs, so now I don't know what to think.
This is my first cancer, so it is sort of freaking me out. I know in the scheme of things I am very lucky and it is probably no big deal, but if anyone can give me some more info or let me know what to expect. Thanks. Liz