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Hi there I am looking to talk to fellow sufferers. I have had a reoccurence 2 years after initial diagnosis. They took away my skin graft and replaced with new patch. Waiting now for results. Not sleeping very well and very tired. Nerves jangling in my head. Back to work tomorrow hope it I can cope ok.
Hi there kpsafc,
Have recently had a basal cell carcinoma removed from just below my left cheekbone; have been told by the dermatology department and my GP these are not the dangerous type, mine had been there since early 2008, after every spot and mole on my face went black after chemotherapy. This particular one though never really went back to being just a dry area of skin. I suppose it was difficult because I always slept on my left side and it got rubbed on the pillowcase. Since removal the area has healed well and is now almost un-noticeable. It was sent to pathology and there have been no recalls to dermatology
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Hi, yes I had (yipee,I can use the past tense) a large BCC on my forhead that had slowly grown over a period of about 8 years. The visible BCC was about 5 square centemeters but with 'roots' it covered about half of my forehead. Just before I was scheduled to have a massive skin graft I tried curaderm BEC5 and it worked. I had seen alot of mixed reviews about this cream but as a last resort i decided to give it a shot before the surgery and it worked. I applied the cream for 76 days at the end of which it was gone. It was slightly painful but a whole lot better than surgery, i went to see my specialist just over a week ago and he said he can see no trace of the BCC, i just have to go back in 3 months for a check up. Like I said I have seen alot of mixed reviews but all I can say is that it worked for me.
Thanks for posting on this thread, as ever we need to remind anyone contemplating using an alternative therapy to discuss this with their cancer specialist first. Not all alternative therapies are side effect free and we would advise anyone thinking about using a treatment like Curaderm to read the information available on the American Cancer Society website.
We have information about effective treatment for non melanoma skin cancer on CancerHelp UK that you might all find useful http://www.cancerhelp.org.uk/type/skin-cancer/treatment/
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To whom it may concern I'm a newbie to this forum and live in Australia only found this after googling gorlins- bcc's
Hi my name is Sam I'm 37 I was diagnosed with gorlins when I was 18 then the bcc syndrome I wish now I never talked of the holes ( pits ) on hands
I've had over 500 bcc removed from chest, back arms, legs , head which seems to attract them I've had photo dynamic therapy on it numerous times but they still grow so I went from lovely long hair to nothing as I'm forever bald at present I have three large bcc's on top of head one is a large hole into scalp and is forever bleeding hence next wednesday I'm to be operated on I'll end up with large graph on head as the bcc's on head are flesh eating not a great feeling I'm **** scared to tell truth it hasn't helped last year I had sah ( subnaracnoid heamerage & stroke ) so now going into hospital stresses me out not like before bleed
Unfortunately we don't have on line chat support room in oz for gorlins syndrome / Basel cell carcinomas so I was surprised to see this one
Hope I'll find other people with gorlins & BBC's to chat with people who know what it's like having this condition
Take care Sam