I want to be very clear – especially to my childhood friends & acquaintances who grew up in South Florida – go to the Dermatologist!
The skin cells are now upset at the lack of care and attention in our youth.
Skin cancer affects all skin colors! Do not think that you are protected because you have more pigmentation in your skin! Skin cancer does not discriminate!
My recent visit found two moles that were not cancerous but the cells were abnormal. One required a deeper removal at the doctor’s office and the other resulted in outpatient surgery. I am not in pain from the surgery. Dealing with the temporary restrictions – no golf, no walking, little standing – is driving me slightly mad.
Despite current frustrations, I am very grateful that I routinely visit the dermatologist, and that they prevail on the overly cautious side in their examinations.