The biopsy result on my nose came back today. It is cancer- the most common one. It has to be removed and the options given were surgery or radiation. Because of where it is they say will be hard to get and will need re-constructive surgery. The other option would be the way to go, will be painless, and will not require surgery after it has been performed. The only issue is that it will take up to 20 sessions over 7 weeks to perform. Guess radiation will be the way to go for me. They say I will be happy with the results. Don't know yet when this all will start but I assume soon. Has anyone here gone thru this procedure? Did it go well?
Been there and done exactly that!! In 2016 I was diagnosed with a cancer on my nose. Don't remember exactly the kind, but it did have to be either surgically removed or radiated. I chose the radiation. Every weekday for 6 full weeks I'd show up, they'd stick a lead slug up my nose, cover my man parts with a lead sheet/shield, and shoot me with the rays. Seems like it took about an hour per session and I'd sometimes drop off to sleep.
Definitely worth it though since it got it cleared up and no more issues till about 4 months ago. I was peeling a "Breathright" strip off my nose one morning and a little square patch of skin pulled off with it. A little patch about 3/32" sq. Scared the hell out of me thinking it had come back. So ................
Off to the dermatologist I went. He said he didn't think it was the cancer but to be sure he gave me some kind of ointment to put on it a couple times a day for 21 days. If it was cancer, the ointment would cause it to blister up and look like raw hamburger meat as it killed the bad cells. Turned out to be no cancer and thus no raw hamburger.
But in the end it was all worth it since I found out that once you've had radiation on the cancer, at least the type I had, if it comes back it can't be irradiated a second time. Don't know why that is, but I think because it would ultimately cause more damage to the surrounding areas than the cancer would.
Anyway, said all that to say this: Go get it done asap. You won't reqret it. And if you as purty as I am, it won't even mess up that purty nose!!!