August 18, 2008

Wholy Moley: It's Pre-Cancer

My vulvodynia specialist called me last Friday and told me that he got the results of the biopsy and the mole was pre-cancer. If left untreated, it had the potential to become malignant. I'm surprised, and so is he.

The atypical cells extended all the way to the edge of the mole, so to ensure that he successfully removed everything, he must reopen the now healed incision and check. Hopefully he'll be able to do it in the office tomorrow. If not, I'll have to have the remaining tissue removed in the OR.

I really thought it was nothing. I thought I was being overly cautious, but apparently I was just being smart.

There are two lessons you can take away from this experience:

1) if you have a skin growth that worries you, have it assessed by a professional

2) it's not a bad idea to sneak a peak at your butt-hole once in a while

No comments: