I am considering surgery for a squamous cell carcinoma tumor unser the skin surface on the bridge of my nose. I am facing 2 additional plastic surgeries after that. This have been termed as major surgery. Following these surgeries I am to have 6 weeks of radiation therapy----with all of the horrors that some with that. The plastic guy said the radiation could have a negative effect upon his work. With surgery I am looking at prominent scars on my forehead where they will take a flap of skin and on my nose and an assurance that the nose with not look like my own and that it definitely has had a lot of work.
My question is if just radiation therapy would be a better option and what would be the down side.
If there were a reoccurance post radiation there could not be f/u radiation?
my question is----if I have successful radiation treatment for this skin cancer w/o having had any surgery---if the cancer comes back in the same place----can I have the radiation therapy again?