I was just diagnosed with sebaceous carcenoma on my nose about 4 months ago and have had all of the internal tests done to eliminate the possibility of muir-torre syndrome.

My dilemma now is whether to do radiation or moh's surgery or both.

If anyone out there has had this type of cancer I'd like to know which route you took that was most successful.

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May 06, 2013
Mohs surgery
by: Gary

Hi, I personally have not experienced this type of cancer. I have, however, experienced Mohs surgery 3 times, all on my face.

It was for basal cell cancer, not sebaceous gland carcinoma.

Only a very small dot appeared on my face, yet the mohs surgeon cut out a distance of about 3 inches just under the surface traveling in a line. No more basal cell has recurred in these areas and each time it healed remarkably well.

After two or three weeks there were no scars and it is unnoticeable.

I myself, would choose this above radiation every time.

I have experienced the radiation treatments, 20 years ago and the side effects are, for me, still destructive to this very day.

Things may be different now then when I experienced it ...but I've had enough!

If you should decide to have any radiation, ask a lot of questions to your oncologist.
I hope this helps.

Eating and living healthy goes a long way.


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