My Cancer Journey in Photos - Basal Cell Carcinoma and Actinic Keratosis in San Diego, CA
Post-surgery Basal Cell Carcinoma Scar Photos
By Kathleen Lisson
I was diagnosed with Basal Cell Carcinoma in June 2016 and underwent Mohs surgery about a week later. Today I had my stitches removed. My dermatologist told me I am free to have a facial as long as the esthetician does not go near the scarred area on my cheek. The scar is rather red. I have to keep it lubricated with ointment and not wear sunscreen over it for a week.
Photo taken after surgery with stitches underneath steri-strips,
before I had my actinic keratosis removed on the right side of my nose and my forehead.
|Kathleen Lisson San Diego, CA|
Photo taken July 6, the day I had my stitches removed.
The basal cell carcinoma is barely visible on my face and looked like a pimple on my right cheek directly beneath my iris earlier in June when I finished a half marathon.
I started today off with meditation and practiced awareness of breath during the removal of the stitches. I am being very kind to myself today and focusing on all the things I am grateful for, including being cancer-free.