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[at-l] Wear Sunscreen

I'm not sure I've followed all the thread on this topic, but I just read 
where there has been an increase in this type of cancer and what is 
surprising to the medical profession is the increase in juveniles.  They 
are not sure what to attribute it to, but the ozone layer may be partly to 
blame.  A real bad thing with regards to juveniles is that it is often 
mis-diagnosed and it does not appear quite like it does with us folks with 
old skin.

I know we never used sunscreen growing up  unless we went to the beach, 
which was only once a year. My skin guy says the damage to the skin usually 
shows up 20 years after the incident.  Apparently, the time is getting 
short than that.

So...forewarned is forearmed!


At 11:25 AM 4/29/2005, you wrote:
>Hello all,
>      Just want to echo Jan's call for sunscreen.  I am growing a bald 
> spot on
>my pate in my spare time.  I didn't even know this was happening 'til it got
>burned.  That's how I found out the mosquitos liked it up there 
>too.  While it
>adds only marginal profits to the sunscreen manufacturers I apply up there
>now too.
>      Having said that let me also say having any doctor you happen to be
>visiting look at any suspicious things on your skin is a good thing.  If it
>warrants further inspection you'll be referred to a dermatologist.
>      I had a seborrheic keratosis that lay people kept mistaking for a
>melanoma.  I finally went to a dermatologist and it was - - - a seborrheic 
>which is harmless.  I had a couple of other things looked at and they were
>harmless too but the point is to catch anything serious early.  Melanomas can
>occur where you don't get direct sun and if you catch them early they can be
>excised very easily.  Just don't put it off.
>David Hahn
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