Mom is 92 and in NH. She has dementia and is almost blind from side effects of past shingles. She is very happy but easily confused about where she is and where she’s going and needs constant reassuranance. She has had a small pimple-like bump on her face for about 2 years, that comes and goes. The NH usually just treated it with warm compresses and it has gone away in the past, but this time it’s not going away. And I think she’s picking at it as well. We took some close up pictures of it and DH showed them to his skin cancer dermatologist, who thinks it’s basal cell by looking at the pictures, and wants her to come in. Probably a biopsy and then return trip for removal if nessessary. I got her their 1st available appointment for late August. This will give me some time to decide if I want to pursue this. I’m dreading the 40 minute transport with her, the pain she might experience with the biopsy, and then another trip for removal. I’m not sure if we should just ignore it. DH has had many bouts with basal, squamous, and even melanoma, so he thinks it should be treated. But he’s not 92 and vulnerable. Does anyone have any experience with this type of cancer or situation with their elderly confused parent? Thanks.