Will it hurt?
July 27, 2012 10:46 AM Subscribe
Having a potentially cancerous skin growth removed by a plastic surgeon. What should I expect?
posted by swift to health & fitness (16 answers total)
There is what appears to be basal cell carcinoma
on my jaw, and my doctor has referred me to a plastic surgeon to remove it entirely, repair any cosmetic damage from the surgery, and send the growth to a lab for analysis.
My doctor said it could be something else, too, but that it certainly could be a common skin cancer like squaomous or basal. Maybe I shouldn't worry yet, but that's almost impossible.
I've never had any kind of cancer, never seen a plastic surgeon, never been to a doctor for anything serious. I guess I'm wondering if anybody here has been through something similar, and what your experience was like. I have only a vague idea of what to expect and what questions to ask.