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I had 4 operations(one every year) the biopsy results were always carcinoma in situ. Last week I had surgery after the results said "margins not clear" Yesterday I went to my GP and she said the stiches tore and it is an open wound. Will it heal by itself or do they need to operate again. The wound is about 1mm.I am on Purbac and take salt baths. How long will it take to heal without stithces. What are the chances that it will spread after 4 years of carcinoma in situ? Thank you very much

If it was stated "margins not clear" and with this case history I do recommend a new operation to be on the safe side - if necessary followed by radiation therapy! Good luck!

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Claes-Gustaf Nordquist, M.D.


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I'm a Doctor of Medicine and specialist in Medical Oncology and Radiation Therapy educated & trained in Sweden. Now retired. Background in Radiation Therapy, Medical Oncology, Radiation Protection, Nuclear Medicine, Diagnostic Radiology, Gynecological Oncology, Clinical Pathology, Clinical Cytology,Hematology and Internal Medicine. M.D. from the faculty of medicine, Royal Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden. Have also been an exchange student at the Hebrew University, Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem Israel. Former medical consultant, Swedish National Board of Radiation Protection. Former Police Surgeon and Medical Examiner, Stockholm Police Department. Former Chief Medical Officer, The Royal Guards, The Royal Horse Guards and the Royal Household Brigade, Royal Swedish Army Medical Corps. You can also reach me on: I have no restrictions in the number of questions there. I also answer questions in these other categories: General History, Military History, Brain Tumors, Breast Cancer, Colon Cancer

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