Last week friends and co-workers … and my granddaughter Jocelyn …asked me about the band aids on my face. I explained that Dr. Moeller had “frozen” five pre-cancerous spots on my temples and cheeks. I see Dr. Moller every six months, and the “freezing” is part of my on-going treatment.
Dr. Moeller has removed three cancers from my skin over the past few years. It’s the price I’m paying for too many sun burns 30 years ago. One in five Americans will develop skin cancer in the course of a lifetime … 13 million Americans are living with a history of non-melanoma skin cancer … and nearly 800,000 Americans are living with a history of melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer.
The majority of skin cancers are caused by over exposure to ultraviolet radiation from the sun.
So be careful about your exposure to U-V rays and use that sun screen.
This is National Skin Cancer Awareness Month.
Every month is Skin Cancer Awareness Month for me.
Our thought for today is from Saint Jerome:
“The scars of others should teach us caution.”