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I have a bcc on the side of my nose and have been told I need mohs surgery. I was diagnosed in September and saw my surgeon in November. I still have no date for surgery. Should I chase?
Some good information there from Anxious 65. However, please be reassured that the waiting list for Mohs does tend to be months. although each department may vary. I won't do any harm to call the department and ask when you can anticipate receiving your appointment. As BCCs are indolent (slow growing) lesions, there will be little change to it over this period time.
It is an excellent way to completely remove all of the lesion. Hopefully you don't have too long to wait now,
Hi Curley, I had my punch biopsies in November for two BCC on my scalp and I was told it would be around about March before the appointment for the surgery. I had my surgery last Thursday, the 8th of March. At the hospital I attended the Moh’s Surgery department has their own Cordinator and they are very helpful if you have worries and concerns and questions about waiting for your appointment. They won’t send you out an appointment until six weeks before the date for your surgery. I know this waiting is stressful and I think this is a great website for reassuring people. I did post about my day. Whether you read that or not is optional! Everybody’s surgery is different So if you can find out who your coordinator is, that would probably be the most helpful for your situation and your area of the country. Best of luck
Thank you I have chased the hospital and have been advised my surgery should be in may.
I don't know whether to be worried or not? I feel like I'm making a fuss as it's not classed as serious....
Thank you there is some reassurance there.
I have an estimate now of may this year
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