Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Skin Cancer, A Serious Subject


I don't want to scare anyone with this serious subject. Today, I have just been diagnosed with another skin cancer. The last 30 days I noticed a a raised red bump on the back of my right hand. The size? About the size of a pencil eraser, a bit sensitive and growing quickly. I have had many pre-cancerous spots removed with cryo-surgically (frozen) from the backs of both hands...and don't remember if this spot was one before. OK, it was removed in the office and I have 3 stitches. I am certainly happy that I took action very quickly and will only have a tiny scar left. These things can grow into horrible lesions and will be deadly. Please...watch your skin. The name of this - Squamous Cell Skin Cancer.