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imunson

USA
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Posted - 09/18/2012 :  15:52:23  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I was wondering if anyone has had a squamous cell in situ on the nose and has use a topical instead of surgery. The doctor want to perform Mohs and I rather not... since I have had Mohs before and know how devestating it is. Help!!!!

dolfan

USA
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Posted - 09/18/2012 :  18:55:59  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I would get it taken care of ASAP. I had MOH's last week and it was no big deal. Ten stitches and the scare is hardly noticable. I got a new spot the next day after the stitches came out and it is near the nose. I put Cymilium on it and it really started to hurt. I don't know how long I'm going to let it go, but I now feel that MOH's is an option now.
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imunson

USA
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Posted - 09/18/2012 :  20:25:07  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I am really afraid of Mohs on the tip of my nose...Any other place would not be so disfiguring... I have a friend that had to have a flap from the forehead that was still attached to both the forehead and nose...it was horrible...anyway does anyone have any experience using a topical on SCC in situ?...It is a superficial but being on the nose I am not sure that topicals would work.
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dan

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Posted - 09/21/2012 :  00:34:16  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
For what it's worth, I had good luck with Cymilium (pancreatin enzymes, ammonia, aloe vera) on an SCC. It took about a week of getting worse before it suddenly got better. I also think orange oil works but it is much slower.
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