Re: Scared of skin cancer?
I've heard that you should see a Dermatologist any time you have a mole which has changed, has different colors and irregular border) -the things you describe. This doesn't mean you have a Melanoma or any other type of skin cancer; its just better to be safe than sorry.
Me, myself, I'm a "pool rat" and while I know the sun is really, really bad for your skin, this seems to be the one activity I can still do with my friends - one by one, it seems I've had to give up everything else. I have back problems going back 30 years, Lupus, RA, Fibro and so many other conditions I'd get too depressed if I listed them all. I had the "talk" with my team of doctors, I had myself charted for moles and such, agreed to use their "recommended" sun block and am seen by a Dermatologist twice a year. I try to be responsible about how much time I spend in the sun.......however I'm 57 and grew up when it was fashionable to spend all day covered in Baby Oil and Iodine. Because they say most sun damage
happens when you are young, I'm already "cooked". So far I've been lucky.
Melanoma can kill you; you have to be worried about your mole to ask a Forum. Make an appointment with a Dermatologist - you will sleep better. jj
Last edited by 3red3red; 06-09-2012 at 10:59 PM.