Skin Sun Damage is Accumulative

Growing up in Florida no one ever told me sun skin damage was accumulative. I remember while growing up seeing advertisements promoting while at the beach apply Baby Oil for a faster deeper tan. I also remember the Coppertone ads. 

Yesterday I had minor surgery in two locations to remove Squamous Cell Carcinomas. One on my forearm and another on my back. I was fully awake. As a major distraction during the procedure I wore earbud and listened to iTunes on my iPnone. 

From the first incision to the last stitch it took the length of the “Magical Mystery Tour” album length 36:35 (LP). My iPhone, earbuds and music were the perfect distraction. Entered the OR at 10:00am with a ton of legal forms and questions. That morning I woke up at 4:30 am. so afterwards returned home for a nap.

Squamous Cell Carcinomas cancers are the second most common type of skin cancer, accounting for approximately 20 percent of non-melanoma skin cancers. This type of skin cancer is usually found on areas of the skin that have been exposed to the sun, such as the neck, ears, face or the back of the hand, but they may develop in other areas.

All skin cancers are serious and should be treated promptly. Untreated, squamous cell carcinoma of the skin can grow large or spread to other parts of your body, causing serious complications.

When outside or driving wear Sun Block, hat, long sleeve shirts and sunglasses. Things are getting better, getting better all the time. 

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