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  • Newly diagnosed skin cancer

    Hi all, I just got back from the demotologists office to get the results of a biopsy. It was called Bowens Disease. From what he said and I have read about it is early cancer a pre- squamous cell form of cancer , confined to the epidermis layer. Having it removed asap will hopefully prevent a turn to squamous cell and possible metastisis. I am scheduled to have a small surgical removal of it next monday. I asked him about pre- med . He said I should not need it as it is considered a surgical sterile procedure. Does this sound ok? I know when i had my last heart cath they did not have me pre-med either as they said the same reason. I just want to know if that sounds right ? Or if i should bother my pcp or Dr. Maron with a phone call? Thank you for help in advance. Pam
    Dx @ 47 with HOCM & HF:11/00
    Guidant ICD:Mar.01, Recalled/replaced:6/05 w/ Medtronic device
    Lead failure,replaced 12/06.
    SF lead recall:07,extracted leads and new device 2012
    [email protected] Tufts, Boston:10/5/03; age 50. ( [email protected] 240 mmHg ++)
    Paroxysmal A-Fib: 06-07,2010 controlled w/sotalol dosing
    Genetic mutation 4/09, mother(d), brother, son, gene+
    Mother of 3, grandma of 3:Tim,27,Sarah,33w/6 y/o old Sophia, 5 y/o Jack, Laura 34, w/ 5 y/o old Benjamin

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    I'd call the cardiologist and ask them. They would know the most.

    Reenie

    PS, I'm glad you're getting this taken care of. My father in law had melanoma removed several years ago and is doing really well.
    Reenie

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    Husband has HCM.
    3 kids - ages 23, 21, & 19. All presently clear of HCM.

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      Re: Newly diagnosed skin cancer

      Pam, you can always call your cardiologist for the final word, but the dermatologist told my son the same thing last month for his biopsy. Best wishes, Linda

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        Re: Newly diagnosed skin cancer

        good luck. glad they caught it early

        sandy

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          Re: Newly diagnosed skin cancer

          Thanks for the info and support. I put a call into Celeste for Dr. Maron yesterday. I'll let you know what he suggests. Pam
          Dx @ 47 with HOCM & HF:11/00
          Guidant ICD:Mar.01, Recalled/replaced:6/05 w/ Medtronic device
          Lead failure,replaced 12/06.
          SF lead recall:07,extracted leads and new device 2012
          [email protected] Tufts, Boston:10/5/03; age 50. ( [email protected] 240 mmHg ++)
          Paroxysmal A-Fib: 06-07,2010 controlled w/sotalol dosing
          Genetic mutation 4/09, mother(d), brother, son, gene+
          Mother of 3, grandma of 3:Tim,27,Sarah,33w/6 y/o old Sophia, 5 y/o Jack, Laura 34, w/ 5 y/o old Benjamin

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