My mom has had countless skin cancer spots removed. My brother has had major surgery done on his neck because of possible melanoma, and he has to have a full body scan every three months. Now it’s my turn. Tomorrow I am getting a biopsy on a spot on my leg.
My derm said that it’s either serious melanoma or a relatively harmless spot of clogged up blood. Pleasant and reassuring, huh?
So you can consider this post yet another addition to the countless PSAs and public awareness campaigns about skin cancer. The generation before mine didn’t know about the dangers of the sun. My generation knew but often didn’t care. Here’s hoping the next generation will both know and care, and hence will be in a stronger, safer position than I am.
Don’t forget to lather up with sunscreen this summer, folks!
Any readers out there ever have skin cancer? Or even a skin cancer scare? Any reassuring thoughts for me?