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Middle Aged (35-54)
Spanish (Latin American - General)
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Yes, this is a more concerning lesion in general, skin cancer has a good prognosis, but there is a small subset of tumors that can be tricky and can go in a bad direction. That's why we try to treat these tumors as early as possible. But even if we do a small number will come back or spread to other parts of the body. Your cancer is one of the tricky ones since it's in the gray area of predicting if it will respond well or poorly to treatment. And this is for a number of reasons. First at 2.5 centimeters, your carcinoma is right on the edge of being more serious anything over a couple centimeters and it starts to get more challenging. Also, it's poorly differentiated, being well differentiated is good. It means that the cells kind of look like normal tissue surrounding it, poor differentiation is not good. It means that you don't quite know what the cancer is going to do. Lastly, the more deep the cancer is the worse it does yours is deeper than usual. And so it's a little bit more of a challenge. Well, fortunately, at this point. We haven't seen any lymphovascular or perennial involvement, which means there doesn't appear to be any of the tumor attempting to travel along nerves or vessels to other parts of the body like the lymph nodes. I wish it was that easy but probably not this time. We do have a handful of options. I want to review your history a little further and ask you a few more questions. Then we choose an option that works best for you.