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    Damned if you do, damned if you don't - use sunscreen to protect yourself but then you block out UVB rays which help stop cancer.

    The only way to keep an eye on your skin is to have it checked regularly.

    I pay around $130 to get half naked and have some bloke with extra strong glasses look all over my body for any moles that are particularly susceptible. I am, thankfully (well some might not think so lol), clear for another year (I am heavily freckled and have several moles and have skin that goes so pale I am seethrough lol).

    I use this mob
    Sunspot Skin Cancer Clinic

    but there are plenty of others!

    Do it - your life is worth $130 a year

    btw they aren't militaristic - I actually went in with sunburn after the doggy playdate and the doc who owns the clinics said that it wasn't too bad lol

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    In this climate of ours this is very sound advice. Hubby had one on back of hand. Was so close to a vein that in only a couple of weeks it would have been through and into the blood stream and he would be possibly dead by now.

    Any posts made under the name of Di_dee1 one can be used by anyone as I do not give a rats.

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    Definaty check regularly, my dads been through hell, 3 grafts in 3 months removal of the perotid gland, lympth nodes gone in the neck, and they scraped the facial nerve, he now looks like he has palsy, and cant close his left eye, radiation treatment starts in feburary. hopefully his face will go back the way it was.

    It was a squamus cell carcinoma.

    I also took one out of my arm using centerforce black salve for dogs cats and horses, a few weeks ago.

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    I'm vigilant about getting my skin checked too. Mum had a history of skin cancers, and about 20 years ago I had a mole excised that came back as pre-malignant. That was scary. I don't go in the sun, I end up with a very very light tan anyway from walking around when I have to feed to horses, but I use sunscreen and cover up as much as possible, especially if I have spend a few hours mowing. Every year I go and get everything checked, so far so good.

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    I get checked regularly too - since I'm out in the sun so much (Im practically black!) I need it. Not to say that I dont use sunscreen... I do.
    Skin cancer is not something to be taken lightly - yes, most cases arent fatal, but do you really want to fork out all those medical bills, have scars, and go through such a terrible time?

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    My Dad gets check at work once year. He is a shire worker so always outside..

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    My mum checks me weekly and I get a doctor check every six months. Skin cancer is my worst enemy.

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