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PSA - get your moles checked!
Posted by: Lizabeth
Date: November 07, 2021 09:12AM
And not the ones in your backyard garden...

Went to a dermatologist to get some moles taken off and biopsied one that looked iffy. It was one that was biopsied 3 years ago and turned out fine. This time it wasn't BUT it was caught early so all that needed to be done was excise it.

And a plastic pasta fork/spoon/scoop makes for a great back scratcher for itchy places that are out of reach.
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Re: PSA - get your moles checked!
Posted by: Rolando
Date: November 07, 2021 09:41AM
Back in the 90s, I finally had health insurance since I came off my parents. I have a good number of moles on my skin, including a 1/8" round one on my cheek that girls loved, in the time of Cindy Crawford.

Getting a regular exam, doc looked at big mole I had on my back.
"It's always been there" I said.

"You're skin is very light on your back, you don't tan much, so I want to check it out."

OK, I lay on my chest and she gets a needle.
She's taking a sample, I think to myself.

She steps out and come back a couple minutes late. with some forceps. She clamps on the mole and snips it off with some scissors!

I walk out with a bandaid on my back, and hole in my skin under it.

A couple weeks lates the office calls me and gives me an all clear!

Better safe than sorry



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Re: PSA - get your moles checked!
Posted by: Acer
Date: November 07, 2021 11:22AM
On the annual plan here after my first basal cell was found when I complained to my regular doc about a small sore that would not heal. I go ahead and make the next appointment as I leave, even though it's a year in advance. Depending on the market, it can take a long time to get into a dermatologist as a new patient--it was that way here for a while, though it seems better.
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Re: PSA - get your moles checked!
Posted by: SKYLANE
Date: November 07, 2021 12:55PM
Age 60 now, I get checked about every 3 to 4 months. I have had 5 excisions in the last 10 years (and numerous scrape biopsies), they are no fun but the alternative would be no fun either. My coworker’s brother from years back was found to have melanoma and and didn’t survive it, he was in his 30s. If you're one that could be prone to skin cancer issues, keep getting checked.



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Re: PSA - get your moles checked!
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: November 07, 2021 04:14PM
And a plastic pasta fork/spoon/scoop makes for a great back scratcher for itchy places that are out of reach.


UGGHHH!

Using kitchen utensils for body functions is so Cosmo.





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Re: PSA - get your moles checked!
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: November 07, 2021 05:36PM
I use a big serving fork rubber banded to a ruler for a back scratcher.
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Re: PSA - get your moles checked!
Posted by: datbeme
Date: November 07, 2021 09:30PM
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SKYLANE
Age 60 now, I get checked about every 3 to 4 months. I have had 5 excisions in the last 10 years (and numerous scrape biopsies), they are no fun but the alternative would be no fun either. My coworker’s brother from years back was found to have melanoma and and didn’t survive it, he was in his 30s. If you're one that could be prone to skin cancer issues, keep getting checked.

This is great advice. Your frequency sounds a bit excessive, but it's more likely just pretty damn smart.
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Re: PSA - get your moles checked!
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: November 09, 2021 02:11PM


jest smiley
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