He Warns People About the Reason of Why His Face Was Eaten Alive
SCC is most commonly treated with surgical excisions and extractions. By the time the cancer has been diagnosed, non-surgical options like radiotherapy are usually ineffective, though they can be helpful if the cancer is caught early enough. The prognosis of SCC depends entirely on when and where it’s found on the body.
The easiest way to combat SCC is to not get it at all. While there’s no foolproof method of preventing it, there are several ways to minimize your risk, including staying out of the sun or wearing adequate sunscreen if exposure to UVA/UVB rays is unavoidable. You should also pay close attention to any growths around your lips, mouth, throat or lower body. If they aren’t healing like they should, contact your doctor and ask specifically about SCC.
Living With SCC
Peter Lisle is currently raising money to pay for his second round of surgeries. Despite the successful removal of his tumors during his first hospital stay in 2013, the cancer returned in 2015, this time further back inside his mouth. Doctors were forced to take skin from his forehead and bone from his thigh to re-create his face after removing the SCC growths. At one point the opening of his mouth was no bigger than a pencil.
Lisle is staying upbeat, however, and he’s taking this opportunity to spread awareness of the dangers of squamous cell carcinoma.
“I’m trying to keep positive now and hoping for a good future,” he told reporters.