Skin #Cancer Alerts

I like to spend time gardening. I prefer to work where it is shady. I wait for the sun to move. Perhaps this is earlier or later, usually early. Just in case I have to go in a sunny spot, I cover up wearing a hat, loose t-shirt and gardening gloves. Every day I wear sunblock on my face.

BUT-twice I have discovered a small , slightly itchy pink patch on my skin. Once on my jaw and another time on my shoulder. The patch has been slow to enlarge. Don’t be deceived. They can grow deep. My skin doctor is skillful and after a biopsy he removes the growth. The analysis shows it’s malignant, not benign. The removal is pain-free and leaves no scar.

Never be complacent.

Basal cell carcinoma removed

Basal cell carcinoma removed

Basal cell carcinoma-just a plaster two days after removal.

Two days after surgery, just a plaster.

The sun picture is not mine.

 

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