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5 Tips to Reduce Your Risk of Skin Cancer

Posted 07-23-2014 at 05:48 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
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After the cold winter months, many people are thrilled to see the sun and take in its rays. Who can blame them? The fiery force provides warmth, gives our wintery pale skins color and helps our bodies produce vitamin D. But some people over-expose themselves to the sun, putting themselves at risk of being one of the more than 3.5 million Americans who develop skin cancer every year. Let this summer be a safe one; learn how you and your family can protect yourselves from skin cancer....
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Stiches Removed -Follow-Up

Posted 07-22-2014 at 08:36 AM by itty12

I am very pleased with the results of the surgery performed on the bridge of my nose for Basal Cell, and my side for Melanoma Insitu. Just came back from the appointment. The Nurse removed the sutures from both areas, the scar on the nose will not be noticeable. Side healing well also. I feel great!

However, because there was a Melanoma on the side, which came back with clear margins , I am being referred to an Oncologist.

Nurse said they will probably order...
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Skin cancer

Posted 07-16-2014 at 05:52 AM by itty12

Ok, so yesterday I went to the Dermie to have the BCC (Basal Cell) removed and a place oon my side, which initially on the phone was jusr characterized as a dysplastic nevi atypical.
I was so focused in the bridge of my nose, reseraching Moh's and SRT(Superficaial Radiation Therapy) that the side was not really a factor. I had that as a "walk in the park" procedure. So, as sometimes happens the nose was the "walk" and the side was a Melanoma insitu. So, both surgeries...
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Basal Cell on Bridge of Nose

Posted 07-13-2014 at 06:11 AM by itty12

I'm new to blogging and new to the Health Boards but here goes....I'm happy I found this site, I am "experienced" in skin cancer in that I am a Melanoma survivor! At the time I was diagnosed, there were no resources like the internet or blogs or Health Boards that I had access to. I was plunged into radical, but life saving surgery at age 39,. I had what was called a Radical Neck Dissection, a 6"x 3" skin flap from my left breast, repaired the hole made by surgery. My neck lymph...
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5 Skin Cancer Safety Tips

Posted 05-13-2014 at 05:45 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
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After finding shelter in heavy coats over the cold, winter months, many people are eager to shed the layers of clothing and bathe their skin in the warmth of the sun’s rays. Sure treating your wintry pale skin to a tan sounds appealing—and even looks attractive on most—but overexposure can lead to skin cancer. With May marking Skin Cancer Awareness Month, now is the time to arm yourself with tips that will help you protect yourself.

Tips to Prevent Skin Cancer...
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