We’ve had the results back for Simon’s leg – it is a basal cell cancer (also known as a “rodent ulcer”, charming, huh?!). This isn’t exactly the best news we could have had but we have been reassured that it is not actually bad news. This is a superficial, very slow growing malignancy. We have an appointment with the dermatologist at the beginning of November, and we can talk through the treatment options then, but they have already told us that they may well treat with creams rather than excise. I’d rather cut it out and be done with it, but apparently the ointment route is a fairly new but successful one.