PA skills and motherhood at it finest

Today, my son needed his bulbasaur (Pokémon) stuffy sewn. I’d rather use a sewing machine but I’ll take a few stabs at it by using my suturing skills. The simple running stitch was used in this superficial repair. And since I didn’t have my forceps I decided not do a non traditional knot tie by burying the thread underneath and going backwards.

A cancerous lesion

Squamous Cell Carcinoma

The pictured wound is post biopsy. 
67 year old Female previously had an injury that healed. About a month later, this growth occurred. It itched with mild discomfort. Present for about 4-6 month prior to biopsy. 
Biopsy results: Squamous Cell Carcinoma.
Patient treated with the Mohs surgery and doing well. 
Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC) is an overgrowth of abnormal Squamous cells. Usually progresses quickly but curable with appropriate treatment. SCC can metastasize to other organs.

Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton

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