what do you look for?
I think one of the big things are to look for lesions or moles which change. A mole by itself may be nothing, but if it's changed in color or size, it should be biopsied.Len J said:
I burn crazy mad style. I put SPF 50 all over the tops of my arms and the back of my neck and even my knees in the summer. I even have SPF 30 chapstick. I smell like I'm going to the beach, but it's better than the alternative.bikeboy389 said:Easy to imagine this could be an issue for serious recreational cyclists. I know I do too little to protect my own skin from the sun when I ride, as I don't sunburn easily so I don't feel like slathering that crap on. Smart, huh?
How has it haunted you?MB1 said:I see one every year. Nothing like being a fair skinned kid growing up in the tropics to come back and haunt you 40 years later......
Hey Len,Len J said:
A full body inspection every year, bits being cut off and/or frozen, long sleeves and hats on the warmest days of the year and SPF50 all the time. Can't just go outdoors without thinking anymore.Scotty2Hotty said:How has it haunted you?
I'm a real ******. I mean Casper white. I've had sunburns like every kid, but twice I was burned really bad on my shoulders (blisters and everything). I always worry about the consequences of this down the line...
I've got a small mole type blemish that I've been watching......all of a sudden (last week or so...it's gotten bigger and it's gotten itchy........physasst said:What are you curious about?
Len J said:Thanks for the feedback, my instinctis were that I should have this checked.
I wouldn't wait, just go get it biopsied. If your friend says it's nothing, I'd still get it biopsied, but that's me.Len J said:I've got a small mole type blemish that I've been watching......all of a sudden (last week or so...it's gotten bigger and it's gotten itchy........
One of my best friends is an MD....I'll be with him on Friday evening & show him and get his opinion.
Thanks for the feedback, my instinctis were that I should have this checked.
One is in a program at Johns Hopkins, the other at Univ of Penn.Len J said:what do you look for?
Hi Len, I'm a Dr in New Zealand where with Australia we have the highest incidence of Melanoma in the world. 1 in 15 in NZ will develop melanoma in their lifetime, so it's a very big issue here.Len J said:
You probably will easily blast past 60 Ken. Most people do.KenB said:Thread after thread I read here of various ailments. I'm convinced that if I make it to 60 it'll be a miracle.