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    A message for all my fighters here at WhatNext. Your GOOD is stronger than any BAD day! Have a good one today!

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    You said you were diagnosed five years ago? Or newly diagnosed?

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    UpandUp asked a questionSkin Cancer - Melanoma

    For anyone that has tried to find a Dermatologist that would know about skin cancer

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      geekling

      Actually, it gets worse. Of the 4 derms qith whom I consulted, 2 were male. Neither asked me to disrobe completely. I was so thoroughly disgusted with the first that I decided the exam was over. As I stood up from the exam table the %$!#/€£ grabbed under my boob. He mumbled that he had to check there too. Yes his nursie was in the room. I was pretty well incensed but said nothing as I motioned him away so I could put on my outerwear. When I got the copay bill, I phoned the office and said that if I ever heard from the office again, I would report him, not only to the local board but to the police as well. I havent heard from him.

      The story doesnt actually end there. It similarly repeated with the second male doctor who was even worse. Unconcerned about my feet (shoes & socks left on) but so damnation concerned about my breasts. What made this 2nd one worse was that not only did he want to be led to my "area of concern" when I clearly stated I wanted a complete skin check but, unlike the first one, this one came in with photos and graphs which had zero to do with me because "He went to medical school and knew his stuff."

      Do these doctors have swiveling heads that can turn 360 degrees and see their own backs?

      The 3rd doctor wanted me to agree to allow procedures before she decided what they were. I refused. She said I could always change my mind later. I did not wait to change my mind. I left.

      And I met a reasonable woman in the 4th doctor who had me disrobe and then explained where she wanted to check and asked permission to examine each area. Lol, I relaxed and she found the spot of squamous on my shin. My shin was exposed to all 4 docs.

      I also have found that full extract pot oil acts like skin bleach. It can, in three cases on my skin, completely bleach out skin spots which raised the hackles of my new derm. Now I have her point out her spots of concern, thank her, leave to treat them and then return to her exam room for another look see. So far, no more biopsies needed (knock on wood) and I hacmve a couple of light spots to compliment the dark spots which have developed.

      Aint life grand?

      3 months ago
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      GregP_WN

      I have a spot that I should have looked at. I'm starting to be paranoid about everything that I find any more.

      2 months ago
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      GregP_WN

      Just a test post, nothing to see here....

      2 months ago
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    UpandUp asked a questionSkin Cancer - Melanoma

    Tanning Bed Cancer Risks

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      LiveWithCancer

      It is scary that people put themselves at such risk. Crazy.

      3 months ago
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      cllinda

      I don't think they are as popular as they used to be. You really don't see the advertising for local tanning places like there was in the 80's and 90's. Which is good. But there still are people who like to bake their bodies, despite the risk.
      I did it a few times before a vacation to Hawaii but now I know the dangers. And I use sunscreen all year.
      The funny scene I remember is from the movie Christmas with the Kranks!

      3 months ago
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      papabill

      They are as bad as smoking as both are proven to cause the worse possible cancers - small cell lung from smoking and metastatic melanoma from exposure indoor tanning. Seems no matter all the cautionary scientific information people feel "not me" until it happens. Thankfully fewer people these days still take the risks and tto often suffer the consequences. What only a few years ago was so "hip" is now so disastrous. Thanks for sharing this important information. Keep the faith.

      3 months ago