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Old 05-30-2012, 12:49 AM   #1
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Basal Cell Carcinoma

Hi, I would like to see if any other Airstreamers have had the skin Cancer called Basal Cell Carcinoma. I know there are many types of Cancer and other types of skin Cancer, but I would like this thread to be only about Basal Cell Carcinoma. I will start by saying since last year I have had four surgeries for this; The last surgery was this past Friday. [May 25th 2012] Basal Cell Carcinoma is basically a non-life threatening Cancer if treated reasonably soon.
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Old 05-30-2012, 12:59 AM   #2
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Robert, my neighbor a New Zealander has suffered from this for years. He sometimes has several surgeries a year. Sometime he has to use a topical ointment for several that basically generates a burning process that takes off a layer of skin. This part is extremely painful. All in all though he is in good humor about the condition and we usually go out after the procedures and heft a few. For him this, condition while not life threatening is life lasting.
If you'd like I could put in touch with him. He's a great guy and one of my best friends.
Not to change the subject but we will be taking our own random trips this year out of necessity as everything is booked. We have a gen set so I am not worried.
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Old 05-30-2012, 02:07 AM   #3
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I've had a couple of those cut out of me with a knife. One left a good dueling scar on my right cheek, the other left a white spot on my shoulder. No big deal. If it happens again, I'm OK with it.
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Old 05-30-2012, 04:24 AM   #4
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I had one removed from my lip in Feb. It is non life threatening if caught early...
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Old 05-30-2012, 06:09 AM   #5
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I had a fairly large one cut out of my leg and irradiated 30 years ago. No re occurrence. You could likely get better data on Healing Well forums.
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This a joke. Has absolutely nothing to do with Airstream or RVing in general. I'm sure there are plenty of morbid medical threads where you people can go to discuss your various illnesses it that's your thing. I ask this entire thread be removed.
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I've had several rounds with this. The first surgical procedure about thirty years ago, the most recent about four years ago. I've used the chemo salve twice, once on my forehead, the other on my forearms. The surgeries were on the forehead (2) and scalp. Doctors have frozen several pre-cancerous spots over a period of several years.

Too bad I inherited my mom's fair Irish skin rather than the darker Portuguese of my dad's family.

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This a joke. Has absolutely nothing to do with Airstream or RVing in general. I'm sure there are plenty of morbid medical threads where you people can go to discuss your various illnesses it that's your thing. I ask this entire thread be removed.
If you don't like it, simply go to "thread tools" at the top of this thread. Select "ignore this thread", and you will never see it again.
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This is one non-surgical approach which has had some success:
Amazon.com: Curaderm Bec5 20 ml Cream: Health & Personal Care
Another is to take powdered vitamin C, mix it with water to make a paste and apply it several times a day with a Q-Tip to the affected area.
Both approaches will take 2-3 weeks before any difference will be apparent.
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This a joke. Has absolutely nothing to do with Airstream or RVing in general. I'm sure there are plenty of morbid medical threads where you people can go to discuss your various illnesses it that's your thing. I ask this entire thread be removed.
"you people"? This thread is in the off topic forum. Given that the RV lifestyle generally includes a fair amount of outdoor activity the subject likely strikes close to many here. If there is a legitimate concern or complaint concerning posted content please use the report post button. Briefly describe the concern and we will look into it.
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I think that Robert Sunrus is a teacher, hence the gathering of statistics.

If I am correct he recently did a survey here on religious beliefs. A sociology professor, perhaps?

I had a tiny basal cell carcinoma removed from my face about 15 years ago, no recurrence, left a small scar such as from chicken pox. I have been more diligent since then about using an SPF 30-50 on my face at all times.


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This is an example of how I learn so much from this forum on topics where I used to be clueless. Thanks for posting.

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Old 05-30-2012, 09:32 AM   #13
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Yes, I have had four.....three of them the Doc froze off my arms. The last one I froze off my hand with wart remover.
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I have had both Basal (3) and Squamous Cell Carcinoma (2). They are very similar in cause, appearance and effects. Latest was just three weeks ago. I had a Squamous removed. Annoying, but all is good, the labs all came back as clear after the surgery. Did leave a nice three inch scar on my shoulder.
By the way to the negative poster, this is the perfect place for this to be discused. If you don't like it, don't read it.
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