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Hi. Was it a squamous cell carcinoma?
I honestly to remember exactly, but I think that is what he said
That is the most common one...
These cancers, because they are easy to see on the eyeball, are usually removed before they invade deep ocular structures or metastasize
Do they grow quickly? That is the case with this one.
Your dads eye doctor is correct.....in the vast majority of cases removing it and cauterizing the base is all that is needed for a complete cure
They usually grow to a point where they are noticed, rather then being something that pops up in a few months
Okay...what are the chances he has cancer elsewhere in his body? Would this be an indication we should be checking other areas?
Not necessarily. These types of cancer are caused by exposure to the sun over the course of his lifetime. All other things being equal, there is no reason to believe just because he had this cancer on his eye that he would have other cancers hiding in his body
It is not standard practice to do a metastatic total body workup in cases like your fathers
Okay...thank you very much Dr. Rick
Okay...I won't worry then. I greatly appreciate you help.
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