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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
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:
> 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
> 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.
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