Oh Chuck, exactly what you didn't need.  But, the good thing about most
skin cancers are that they are all curable, though some take more trouble
to do so than do others. I"m hoping that it is in a very early stage and
will be readily excised. Tell him to be sure he has a good wide, clear
margin around the lesion (I'm sure he will do that for sure anyway).
Thoughts and prayers for your quick diagnosis and recovery. Joyce


On Fri, Sep 5, 2014 at 5:20 PM, Chuck Alexander <
chuckalexan...@centurylink.net> wrote:

>   Folks: I need your thoughts and prayers please. I have had a “lesion”
> about 1/2” diameter on my shoulder for about four months now and went to
> the doc to get it checked today. I hadn’t mentioned it to him before as I
> was having all those IBS intestinal pains, and it would slip my mind as
> that pain was all I was worried about.
>
> Anyway, he took one look at it and said “that’s skin cancer and we need to
> take it off asap” He says that he won’t know the type till he cuts it out
> and sends a biopsy to the lab. He did say he didn’t think it has
> metastasized, but I don’t know how he knows that unless it’s from the 6
> tubes of blood they drew today. I’ll probably get it taken off in about ten
> days or so as he has to be out of town on continuing education next week.
> He’s says “don’t worry about it” (easy for him to say, specially since I
> lost my favorite Uncle to skin cancer about 15 yrs ago).
>
> Nobody likes to hear the “C” word, but I’ll just cross whatever bridges I
> have to cross when and/or as I get to then. That’s all I can do right now.
> But, being a natural worrier  and say I’m worried about it would be an
> understatement right about now. I’m sure that living in FL and being a
> welder in FL for 20+ yrs didn’t didn’t help, as well as going shirtless
> back when I had the body for it. I have several more that he says was “pre
> cancerous”  (they are different looking from this one, but I’ll start with
> the “biggie” and let him cut em all off asap) that he’d take off at a later
> date, but wants to get the one off now. Thanks a lot. Chuck
>
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