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    Advanced BHUZzer SandraDances's Avatar
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    Go get a skin check!

    I just had my first skin check today. Apparently fair-skinned people should do this annually. Or maybe it was everyone should do it annually.

    I had one pre-cancerous spot zapped off. It didn't look odd to me at all and I would have never thought there was anything wrong. The doctor was surprised he only found one spot.

    Make an appointment with a dermatologist and stay out of the sun from 10-3!


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    Re: Go get a skin check!

    I agree with this 100%.

    Last year, I had a sketchy-looking thing cut off that luckily ended up being benign. But even just waiting for biopsy results was scary enough to make me rethink my sun and skin habits as a whole.

    Be safe!


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    Re: Go get a skin check!

    Thanks for the reminder Sandra! I'm overdue for my annual Zapping Of Suspicious Skin Bits myself (sigh).


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    Re: Go get a skin check!

    I just got mine done. This time it was 4 suspicious. Luckily three are fine and waiting to get the fourth done. As a major 'pale baby,' I am used to getting carved up once a year. Mine are not zapped, but taken out and stitched.

    Preventative medicine is what I call it. :)


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    Re: Go get a skin check!

    Thanks for the reminder. I am due! I have to go every year...


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    Re: Go get a skin check!

    This is so important... I had some nasty spots a few years ago, and now I have a full-body check every year and stay out of the sun as much as I can.


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    Re: Go get a skin check!

    Is there a certain age when you should start getting checked annually?

    My mom had a large spot of melanoma, but had it removed and thankfully is fine now. Since then, I wanted to checked but have no health insurance. (stupid health care system)


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    Re: Go get a skin check!

    I had a melanoma removed years ago, with no need for follow-up. But my doctor scared me to death saying that if we'd caught it even a month later than we did, I'd have been facing skin grafts and major chemo.

    It's so important to get checked regularly--and right away if something is changing. It makes a huge difference in treatment!


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    Re: Go get a skin check!

    I lost my Dad when he was only 44 to malignant melanoma. I have to get checked every year. it is so important! Sunscreen is your friend. I'm so glad yours was caught so early Laura.


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