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skin cancer

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DizzyHoneyBee Fri 21-Dec-12 15:18:46

I found out today that my father has skin cancer on his leg, they are going to remove it after Christmas. I don't know what sort it is or whether it has spread because he hasn't said, he doesn't want to know about it.

echt Sat 29-Dec-12 05:33:00

Didn't want your post to go unacknowledged, OP. Do post when you can.

ihatethecold Sat 29-Dec-12 09:48:58

my dad has had skin cancer that comes back every couple of years in the same place.

it started over 20 years ago.
your dad may be able to get it treated and carry on a normal life, i think you should ask him what type he has?

I hope the news will be better for you and hopefully stop you worrying.

kiwigirl42 Sat 29-Dec-12 12:29:05

My mother has had melanomas removed for years. As long as they are caught in time they can be removed fully. Sorry you have the worry of the unknown. Hopefully your DF will know more when its removed.

KateShmate Sat 29-Dec-12 12:42:04

Definitely find out what type it is before panicking.
My 83YO grandmother has just finished treatment for skin cancer on her face and it's all gone really well. To be fair, she did have a basal cell carcinoma which isn't very serious and is slow growing, but she just had some painless 10 minute radiotherapy every day for 3 weeks and all is fine. We have a new cancer centre near us and she was treated amazingly smile

DizzyHoneyBee Tue 01-Jan-13 16:17:15

Thank you He doesn't know what sort it is since he told the consultant that he didn't want to know From what little he has said I think its the less serious type.
He is having surgery where they will cut it out.
Thank you

difficultpickle Tue 01-Jan-13 16:20:17

My db has had skin cancer on his face. It has come back once but both times surgery was successful and has had no on going effects other than some small scarring on his face.

DizzyHoneyBee Wed 02-Jan-13 19:31:54

sorry to hear about your DB, thank you for the reassurance bisjo and everybody.

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