As summer quickly approaches we all have a desire to be in the sun – it feels good – our tans always look good – we think that appearance makes us look youthful, attractive and full of energy but the real truth is not as pretty.
Research has proven many times over that the damage we get as a child comes back to haunt us in our later years. Skin cancer sounds so innocent. Go in, have a spot burnt off and forget it. It just simply is not that easy.
There are different kinds of skin cancer. The least invasive is referred to as basal cell. This is usually treated with a “burning off” of the site and it is considered done. Another treatment is called a “Mohs” procedure that entails a surgical removal. This can be very invasive and can involve stitches and plastic surgery. The most threatening cancer is melanoma. This can end one’s life. Until the lab results are complete it is not necessarily easy to determine “if you got it all”.
My experience with my husband, extremely blonde and blue eyed, has been a 35 year journey so far. I am attaching some links here that further explain this ongoing medical nightmare. Please do not take this lightly. Once the problem starts, seldom does it end. Most of our health issues we have some degree of control over and some are genetic. In this case we could be dealing with both. My intent is to create awareness so that we can best protect ourselves and our children. Education is our best defense.