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Squamous Cell Carcinoma Scalp

Just found out from my dermatologist that I have SCC on my scalp.  The doctor wants to do a C & D which the nurse said can be done in office.  The lesion was less than .4 centimeters.  I have questions:

1) Should I get a 2nd opinion on my biopsy?

2) What is a C & D?

3) Will a C & D remove all the cancer or do I need to pursue other treatments as well?

Shocked and confused right now about the cancer diagnosis. 



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Nodular BCC /renal cell carcinoma cancer survivor/atypical breast tissue etc etc


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Joined: Mar 2016

Perianal Invasive Squamosh Cell Carcinoma - Re-Excision or Chemo/Radiation Therapy

Hello Everyone, 

Today, I had my first appt with the Oncologist. My PET/CT scans came back clean. No cancer inside my body or lymph nodes.  What a blessing!! The Oncologist is suggesting chemo/radiation, because, the SCC is still at the margins. My tumor size was only a 4 mm, very small. I asked the Oncologist about having another surgery to take out the remainder of the SCC and, he said "No", because, the Surgeon would have to perform a colostomy. 

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Joined: Mar 2016

Invasive Squamous Cell Carcinoma in Perianal Margin

Hello Everyone, 

I am so happy I have found this forum. Last Thursday, I was diagnosed with SCC in the anal margin, moderately differentiated. No HPV was found. The tumor size is a 4 mm in thickness. The suture tagged deep margin is negative for tumor involvement. I do have tumor cells present at the radial margin. The doctor took a biopsy, although, not knowing what the lesion was in the first place, did not realize to cut more in the surrounding area. My doctor performed a complete colonoscopy, no cancer found. 

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Joined: Feb 2016

Treat Merkel Cell Carcinoma Stage IIIA

We are in Toronto Canada.My husband (55 years old) found a small lump (around 7mm) on his right calf in 2015 July. He went to family doc first time and didn't get any attention, then went to see doc again second time and was referred to a dermatologist. The dermatologist said nothing to worry it is a cyst and referred him to a plastic surgeon.Finally in Sep 2015 the surgeon removed the lump and also said it is a cyst. On Oct 17 he got a call from the surgeon's office, said he's transferred to hospital and had appt made on Nov 17.

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Joined: Jan 2016

Immune System Insulins

In 2015 I went through chemo treatment but had to temporary stop my treatment due to my immune system becoming very low at would place me in a life threaten status if I had continue with my chemo. 

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Joined: Dec 2015

New SC DX/Neural Invasion?

Hello all, I am new to the ACS site discussion board and posted (incorrectly) in a years old discussion a few days ago. 
I rec'd the results of a biopsy 3 days ago - squamous cell carcinoma on my left leg.  They are scheduling me for Mohs surgery. I hope to hear Monday.

I had Stage 3c Ovarian Cancer in 2002, recurrence 2013.

I have also had melanoma in situ on my right leg.

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Joined: Nov 2015

Diagnosed with BCC under eye next to nose - 11/13/15

Hello Everyone,

i stumbled upon my cancer (I guess you can say that). I am transitioning to a new job thus new insurance not as good as what I have now. I change to higher deductible in Jan 2016.  

My family has had basal cell pre cancer, my 3 brothers and dad.  So I knew I was predisposed to it. I was too busy with motherhood then career to worry about it much. I have annual physicals etc i take care of my health.

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Actinic Keratosis question

I joined this forum in 2012 when my Mom was diagnosed with colon cancer.   I have somewhat of my own issue now.   I am 35 years old,  dark brown hair,  dark gree eyes, and always able to tan well.    I would get burned once usually in the spring and by the end of the summer be very dark.   I grew up playing sports and was always outside.   I remember getting 4-5  bad sun burns in my youth.   I also made the horrible mistake of using tanning beds from 2002 until about 2006.   I used them pretty heavy from 2003-2005.   As I became more mature I always worried about those 4 years I used them. 

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