MOHS on ear?

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airborne72
airborne72 Member Posts: 300 Member

I have a persistent SCC on my ear that was treated by the low dose radiation method last summer, but it has returned. My next option is to cut it out (MOHS).

This is my concern. I don't have much "meat" on my ears and this lesion is on one of those areas. It seems to me that the distance between the skin and the cartilage is very thin. Therefore, if a MOHS procedure is conducted then we will risk cutting a hole in my ear.

Anyone with a similar experience? On the positive side, if I do end up with a hole in my ear then I might just get a piercing to fill it in. My daughters and granddaughters would be proud.

Jim

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  • airborne72
    airborne72 Member Posts: 300 Member
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    My lesion has persisted and grown since March. Had an appointment with my dermatologist day before yesterday and he cut out a large portion of the lesion for biopsy. Will have results within a week.

    My suspicion is SCC, especially since the previous biopsy (June 2023) was positive for SCC. If so, I will opt for MOHS this time since the IRT (July-Aug 2023) did little more that feed this lesion.

    My dermatologist appears to express greater concern for this lesion due to its location (hop, skip and a jump to the inner ear and brain) plus the fact that it did not respond to low dose radiation. We'll see.

    Jim