Thursday, June 2, 2011

A Bump in the Road

A little over a week ago Steve went to a dermatologist to have a bump removed from his nose. Yesterday we received a call from the doctors office informing us that the results had come back as basal-cell carcinoma, the most common type of skin cancer.

He has surgery scheduled for the end of this month.  He will be receiving Mohs Micrographic surgery, the most effective treatment for basal-cell cancer. There's a very informative video about this treatment on the ACMS (American College of Mohs Surgery) website.  His doctor actually established the Mohs surgery program at Tulane University, serving as it's director for almost a decade.

We will keep everyone posted on his situation and are hoping for the best.  In the mean time, we ask for your prayers, as we pray to the Lord for healing and strength, and pray to St. Peregrine, the patron saint of cancer, for his intercession.


Becky said...

Praying Karen!

Lynn said...

You can count on me!

Lynn said...

You can count on me!

Nancy said...

Hello Karen...came across your blog on Catholic Mothers Online.
I had a Mohs procedure done on a Basal Cell area about a year ago. Just make sure your husband gets regular check ups with the derm...basal cell is very common.
Prayers and blessing to you (and hubby)!!

Amazing_Grace said...

My husband had this done a few years ago and all is well. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Jamie said...

Hi. I'm your newest follower - found you in the Catholic Moms blog roll.

I'll pray for your husband!! I have a mole on my arm that I'm worried about, but I'm too scared to call a dermatologist. :-/ I guess I should.

I hope everything turns out ok!!