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There is no such thing as "minor hand surgery". The hand is a very complex piece of anatomy. The risks of surgery is huge. Look up MRSA on the net or Wikipedia.

It is extremely easy to remove skin cancers with a prescription lotion called Aldara. (97% effective, cheaper and way better than surgery) There is no "down time" when using Aldara.

Because you went to a surgeon, they will only recommend surgery. Caveat emptor.
 

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ROAD&DIRT said:
So Last week I found out that I have two small dry skin patches on my hand. Both next to my knuckle / middle finger... early stages of skin cancer I'm told.

Having surgery Monday to remove the skin and anything below the skin that my be a potential future problem.

I'm ok with the finding's and the surgery becuase it was detected very early. I guess thats all I should be concerned with, but it's not.
What I'm more upset about is that the doc says the recovery of the hand could be up to 4 to 6 weeks. No use of the hand until ok'ed by doc. No Bike riding, no training, no capentry work, no yard work nothing that involves the use of my left hand... nothing!

I'm an active person... always doing something around the house, with the kids, for my wife and for my self.

I have just finished a century ride last weekend and have been looking forward to another one set up in mid September. My only two big rides I set up and look forward to every year. I missed the September ride last year do to real bad head and chest cold, and now I'm going to have to sit this one out again... It seems that its just not ment to be for me to ride this century. :mad:

That's it... just needed to get a little frustration out.... thanks!
You probably did not give "Informed Consent" which is required by all doctors. That is, they must tell you, in detail, all the complications as well as all the alternatives to surgery before you can agree to the procedure.

The great thing about using Aldara is that it gets all the cancer cells the doctors cannot see. This is one of the major drawbacks of surgery, is that they can only remove what they can see. Remember that cancer cells are microscopic and even under the microscope they can be difficult to identify. Aldara is painless and takes about 3-4 weeks to complete the task, leaving your hand without even a scar. Call your primary care doctor ASAP and get a prescription called in. It is never too late to postpone surgery.
 
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