How To Identify Spots That May Be Skin Cancer
Don't Ignore That Spot On Your Skin!
Right after Christmas of 2012, I noticed that the birthmark on my face (see photo, cheek) had changed color, gotten darker, and changed shape a bit. I was in the process of preparing for a knee replacement surgery in February, so I made a note to myself to get it checked out after that was all over with.
In April, I noticed that there was a new spot under my eye where I had a surgery the previous year for a basal cell carcinoma. I went in to get it checked out by my plastic surgeon. He said that spot was harmless, but he didn't like the looks of my birthmark! He removed the birthmark the next week, and the bad news came back that it was malignant Melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. I underwent surgery in May, a wide resection of my face, with reconstruction. Thankfully the pathology report came back that I was cancer free. To say that this was an incredible ordeal to go through would be a huge understatement! It devastated me.
You can avoid going through an ordeal like this by being vigilant about your skin!
Protective Sun Hats From Amazon - My Hand Picks!
I definitely need to learn how to rock the sun hat look! Sun is a big no-no for me, forever.
Kind of a cool casual look!
Tips On ID'ing Skin Cancer On YouTube - These Could Save Your Life!
What's Your Opinion?
Should Tanning Beds Be Banned To Prevent Skin Cancer?
Yes! I think they are unsafe and no one should use them. It's a safety issue, like the government outlaws harmful chemicals and so forth.
Did You Know...
Over 30,000 women will be diagnosed with malignant Melanoma in 2013. Don't be a statistic!
You Say... - Come On, You Can Tell Me!
Have You Been Diagnosed With Skin Cancer?
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