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Invasive squamous cell carcinoma - basaloid type

A few days ago my father was diagnosed with invasive squamous cell carcinoma - basaloid type, in the anal region. He's the first cancer patient in our family so we have no idea what to expect and are obviously very concerned. Does anyone have any recommendation/tips on how to prepare for chemo/radiation, etc.? Has anyone had a similar diagnosis? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.


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My boyfriend was just told his moles were melanoma

hi. New here. My boyfriend just had 3 moles removed that they said are cancer. They did I biopsy of his lymphnode in his armpit near the moles. They said it was swollen. We haven't heard back yet. He has had 2 family members who had this and died very quickly. Werw scared but don't know much about this at all. What thw chances are it's in the lymphnode already? Or more then one? Survival rates? He's only in his early 30s. Any advice?

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Basal cell carcinoma

Has anyone had Basal cell carcinoma on there face?

I currently have it in 3 different areas and the only option is Mohs surgery which my insurance will not cover till i pay my high deductbile 

or i can take a pill called evridge i have been readfing online the side effects of the pill and i am not ready for them. 

i am curious if anyone has taken the pill evridge and if so for how long and what were the side effects and long term effect.

Also has anyone treated facial basal cell without surgery?

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I woke up with this in the morning, no clue what it is. Help?

Hey everyone,

So I woke up this morning with this beige-ish dot on my thumb and not sure what it is. It doesn't itch, it doesn't hurt, when I apply pressure to it, it still doesn't hurt and there's no bump, just a flat smooth surface.

Link to picture: http://imgur.com/a/ruAJH

Does anyone know what it is and do I have to worry about it? I just find it weird that it happened over-night. Clean living space of course and haven't changed my diet either. Thanks for your help. :)

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Superficial Spreading Melanoma 10 years ago~now small nodule on lung

I'm freaking out!!  Please ease my mind!!  Chest X-rays every year for the past 9 years and now last week, an abnormal result!  A small nodule was found on my left upper lung and I'm going for a CT scan tomorrow!  Could this be related?  The superficial spreading melanoma was very small 0.4mm and all excised with surgery!  Have been going every 3 months to a dermatologist and had many moles removed.  No others have been melanoma...I have just an occasional cough but no other serious symtoms!

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I have had this mole on my ankle since birth, I am 29 years old. Should I have this biopsied or just keep an eye on it to see if it changes?

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Starting Yervoy after Keytruda for 8 Months. Need Advice.

Good morning to everyone,

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Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy Outcome (Lymphedema, wounds)

I have just been diagnosed with a .89 thick melanoma, and have been told that I have the option to either have a sentinel lymph node biopsy performed or not do it.  My doctor indicates little risk to this procedure, but I wonder if I am hearing the whole story.  Has anyone had this procedure done without the complete lymph node dissection performed afterwards?  If so, what was your experience as far as recovery and or/issues (long term or short term)? 



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Possible cancer?

I've had basal cell carcinoma previously which was misdiagnosed for over 2 years. Recently I came across this on my buttock, it's been there for around 2 months, scabs up, scab comes off and it's still raw and scabs again and never goes away. Been to the docotors and she thinks it's cancer and has referred me to have it diagnosed. She said as she skin is rolled around the edges she is 99% It is skin cancer. Just wondered if anybody had any views on whether they think, from the picture, that it indeed looks like it could be basal cell? Any feedback appreciated!


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Possible Basal Cell Carcinoma??

Round, Raised bump with index finger for scaleI just noticed in the mirror when I got home from work a bad looking place on my neck. It looks like a raised, shiny  bump or irritated hair follicle. I live in TN and sweat a lot. I probably noticed it first a month or so ago thinking it was the same thing, only smaller and never looked like any concern. It only looked bad today. I tried to pop it, but couldnt, which made me think it was potentially a cancer. What do you all think?


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