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Having biopsy on lower eye lid, scared

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    Hikeratheart
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      Hi everyone, I have religiously followed this forum for 3 years since being dx with melanoma on my upper arm. 4.5 mm thickness, no lymph involvement, so very grateful. I also had a thin melanoma removed from my back at the same time. So I guess I had 2 primaries. I am watched, and also watch myself very closely, and have had approx 6 MOHs surgeries on my face(3 were done b-4 my dx in July 2015) 

      Well, this Friday I will have a biopsy on my R lower eyelid. In June I noticed what I thought was a stye on my lower lid, but it persisted so when I saw my Derm , well, She took one look and said, "I think it's a Basel cell." I've been referred to a surgeon, who specializes in eyes, and will get a consult and likely a biopsy. I'm pretty scared about the location, being my eye and all, and am also worried when I have the surgery about how much of my lid will be taken, & will I reconstructive surgery. 

      Looking for support and anyone that can share what I might be in for, have you had this experience, can you please share.

      thank you ad min, and all the lovely folks on this forum. I have been soothed, educated, talked off the cliff, etc, ….and all because I feel you are here. So grateful for all of you, strength and love to all who are fighting. Kathy

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          I havent had this but read up on it recently. Its very common and removal is done by an opthalmologist or plastic surgeon. you.might have a bad week or two but the face has an excellent blood supply and heals quickly and well. if it does turn pit to be a bcc you might use cream iquimod or something instead of excison.
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