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I have had a spot on my nose that reappears about once a month since the early summer...I finally thought to look online last night and seems that it fits the profile exactly of Basal cell carcinoma. Now I haven't been able to get a dr. apt today and am in a total state of panic. Even if they can cut it off I am going to have a huge scar right on the end of my nose! Has anyone had experience of this?
this is bad though, it sort of gets a bit weepy, then bleeds, and is kind of a little crater, it looks exactly like the example online of BCC, so I am sure that must be what it is. Wish I hadn't told the dr it wasn't an emergency, am such a sap! It is common on your nose though, so maybe you should get yours checked just for peace of mind?
Just to let anyone interested know...it was basal cell carcinoma, pretty sure, Had a biopsy today (not nice experience)...and will find out how they will treat it when results come back. So if you do have a funny spot that won't heal over months, make sure to check it out! I only went to the GP after I looked online at pictures and realised it looked like typical BCC...would never have thought it was cancer as not actually a mole.
u know im a little papranoid about a mark on the end of my nose, it isnt actually raised it looks a little like a vessel, but it is round and just bigger than pin prick size, doesnt bleed or scab, does that sound dangerous yeah yeah?
loopylou6 - that does sound really tiny...mine was like a spot, it would be open and weepy and then bleed for no reason, it was small though, then it turned into a kind of tiny crater with a hole in the middle...but pretty subtle, none of my friends took me seriously. If you are worried just go go the gp and ask them to refer you to a dermatologist to set your mind at ease. I looked up pics of BCC online and that was what made me realise I had it. It is totally treatable, and if it's tiny all the better, though doesn't sound like it is BCC.
really it doesn't kill at all, honest. I did see one report of a man who left it for 20-30 years without having any treatment at all, and it killed him, but only because it ate away at his face so much (sorry if that is graphic, but I feel I have to get the basic level of neglect he had....he was a tramp and didn't ever get it seen to)
yeahyeah, my mum had one of these 20 years ago, got it treated, has a very small scar on her nose and no problems ever again You can see her scar true, but I am sure if she had not been a crabby old besom they'd have offered her plastic surgery Good luck
I've had several BCC's burnt off with dry ice. It does make you grit your teeth a bit! I have also had squamous cell carcinomas cut out by my dermatologist and in retrospect I should have gone to a plastic surgeon. If you require anything beyond burning it off make sure you get a plastics referal as they do have to excise quite a chunk.
Hi my mum had one of these removed about 6 months ago - it is a really 'good' cancer to get as it never spreads at all. She has a little scar, but it's not too bad at all. Well done for going to the GP!
Just an update...I did have a basal cell carcinoma on my nose...had to have it removed and some pretty creative surgery to fix my nose...took months to heal, but now looks ok, although do have a scar the length of my nose. So if you have a reoccuring bleeding spot on your face that doesn't heal after 6 weeks or so, get it checked out! I had to argue with my GP to send me to a dermatologist. Thank god I did look it up online...