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Dr D – When Skin Cancer Gets Large – Picture Alert

Posted Nov 24 2009 12:00am

Most skin cancer is handled by non-plastic surgeons. When they get large, some get sent my way though. You might not be able to tell how large they are at times.

Look at this arm:

Large Arm Basal Cell Cancer with Hair Cover

Large Arm Basal Cell Cancer with Hair Cover

Large Arm Basal Cell Cancer with Hair Shaved

Large Arm Basal Cell Cancer with Hair Shaved

Large Arm Basal Cell Cancer Marked with Hair Shaved

Large Arm Basal Cell Cancer Marked with Hair Shaved

The point as you march through these images is to see that this cancer is pretty large. It has probably been there for years. The next page will have the wound formed when the cancer was removed and then two months after reconstruction in which I placed a skin graft and closed part of the wound using a little plastic surgery. Those who are faint of heart can skip this if they wish.

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