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May 12th, 2011
02:16 PM ET
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  1. Maureen Russell

    I have had more basal cell cancers than I can count. Growing up in England did not provide lots of sunshine and I am doubtful childhood sun burns are the cause of basal cell carcinoma in my case.

    The hole in the ozone in the north seems a possiblity. I'm a Vermont resident and have been for 40 years (i'm 66).

    It would be interesting to see CNN address this topic.

    Thank you for sharing your Moh's surgery – I just had my first Moh's treatment on my scalp. I wish it had been offered when my nose had to be noticeably shortened. I still have a cute nose though.

    Maureen Russell

    May 12, 2011 at 5:10 pm |
  2. Daniel Holt

    It took Courage and Strengths to go under the knife not knowing the outcome can be a very Scary Situation as I have been there.

    I never used Sun Screen, and I guess I've been lucky not to get Basal Cell as I worked outdoors my whole life.

    I did talk with a friend of mine who is a Doctor; who performs these procedures all the time, as she said it is very common and everyone should be aware of, as your doing here.

    For a News Personalty were your face is your Income; I could Imagine how Scared you were, as it was for me when the Doctors told me I could not work anymore and that there was nothing they could do.

    Mohs micrographic surgery has the highest cure rate for basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas and is the treatment of choice.

    It offering a cure rates of 95 to 97 percent from what I read about what you had.

    It took Raw Courage as you are put under a Microscope over a vast Network of opinionated People that took strength and Courage too come on with the thought of Ridicule and Remarks making fun of something that is not Funny.

    Which reminds me when I was young I had Freckles, that I was scared to take my shirt off because I thought I would be made fun of, as they faded over time but the point is if you have fair skin you should always wear Sun Screen.

    I thought it was cool as your cast and crew put Bandages On as that was so very cool, my Hats off to them...............

    God Bless and glad things worked out as we learn as we go in life.

    May 13, 2011 at 5:35 pm |
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