James McEntire

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For the past few years James has been dealing with a Squamous Cell Skin Cancer that has come and gone on the top of his head.  The doctors have tried surgical removal. skin grafts, and immunotherapy in the efforts to get rid of the cancer,  While there have been times that the doctors have said it was clear, it has always come back.  Finally this summer doctors decided it was time to go to extreme efforts and do a complete scalp removal, which would entail removal of the scalp all the way around at the hair line.    Unfortunately, a CT scan done in preparation for that surgery showed that the cancer may have moved through the skull.   Following those results, an MRI was ordered and confirmed that the cancer had moved through the skull and into the dura (membrane covering the brain).  This changed the surgery plan a little in that they would be removing the skull underneath the immediate area and replacing it with a metal plate after removing cancerous portions inside the skull.    

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