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I'm a 61 year old female. I have a small lesion on my nose

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I'm a 61 year old female. I have a small lesion on my nose which I have had for several months. It has bled in the past, opened up and then closed. It hasn't bled for the last 3 months. I have seen a dermatologist and am scheduled to have it removed and have a biopsy done on it. The doctor diagnosed it as a basal cell carcinoma. Of course I now know what to expect from the biopsy. But is it unrealistic for me to have even a sliver of hope that it may not be basal cell carcinoma?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr. David

sorry for your diagnosis.

a biopsy will show if it is basal cell skin cancer or not.

I would trust the biopsy report

good news is that basal cell cancers are very easily cured and treated.

you have options for moh's skin surgery

or you can get superficial skin electron radiation for 4-5 weeks and have it killed completely with excellent cosmetic results.

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