Has anyone ever lived with this cancer for years before it was detected? I have this cancer and it's been on me and growing for about 3.5 years. I had my first tumor removed 4 years ago but my physician who was just a GP in the hospital I worked in removed it surgically on my lunch hour but never did a biopsy and did not refer me to a specialist. She told me later I was fine and it was just a harmless cyst like blister not cancer and not to worry. Well when an identical "blister" cropped up a few months later I ignored it since she told me that was not cancer. Turns out she was retiring in 3 months and I guess just did not care to follow through any longer. Now when the new tumor started to turn into about 5 tumors I went to my new doctor and asked to have it looked at. She sent me to a specialist. I went to the dermo specialist and showed him my little "blisters" and he immediately recognized them as basil cell cancer and did a biopsy immediately. I am of course not happy but in my reading I am seeing that if left untreated this basil cell carcinoma can go deep into the tissues and even into the bone and cartilege. He said I have to have about 4 inches cut from my collar bone area to remove it. I guess that is not bad but has anyone ever had this happen? I also have it on my leg but it's a different type that just looks like a small round rash. He biopsied that and then burned it which he said should have killed the cancer there. My surgery and full body scan is not scheduled until June 17th. Doesn't that seem far away? Hmmmmm I just don't know about all this I have never had an illness other than a common cold in my life so this is a little much to take in for me. I also heard I should get on vitamin C right away. Should it be Ester C since the dose it high? Any help is appreciated. God bless,
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