Diagnosed with skin cancer …

… after I had a suspicious growth on my forearm examined. Luckily it was basal cell, a carcinoma that doesn’t spread and only needs to be excised – problem solved. Unfortunately, the tissue sample came back positive for squamous cell, a similar type that doesn’t spread. So I had to undergo Moh’s surgery to remove more tissue, a lot more tissue:


That area in the middle is the beginning of the forearm muscle tissue.

Skin on your arm turns out to be very elastic, so they just stretched it out and sewed it up.


I hope I have a wicked-looking scar, so everyone will fear me when I wear a t-shirt. And I blame my mother, for not putting enough sunscreen on me when I was a kid. For shame, Mom!

Stephen By Stephen

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Professor and quant guy. Libertarian turned populist Republican. Trying to learn Japanese and play Spanish Baroque music on the ukulele.

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