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    Has anyone had a history of skin cancer in there family or has gotten skin cancer removed? I just had surgery today and the sist they removed was found to be cancerous. So they went back in and cut off the stitches to get the roots out. Im only 20 years old. The doctor said that skin cancer for someone my age is extremely rare and that they have to go back next week to see if they got it all/if it spread. Anyone else have moles and shit removed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dukiedude13 View Post
    Has anyone had a history of skin cancer in there family or has gotten skin cancer removed? I just had surgery today and the sist they removed was found to be cancerous. So they went back in and cut off the stitches to get the roots out. Im only 20 years old. The doctor said that skin cancer for someone my age is extremely rare and that they have to go back next week to see if they got it all/if it spread. Anyone else have moles and shit removed?
    my brother had a "cancerous" mole. Hard to say if it actually was or not, but they had to remove it and the surrounding skin and all the lymph nodes near it to be tested. He was only 19 at the time, he has some gnarly scars but he is fine now.
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    I'm a lifeguard, and i know one of my coworkers has had cancerous moles and such removed surgically four times. It all depends on how much sun you get, for how long, and how strong it is. Wearing sunblock helps.

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    i just found out i have a non-malignant growth in my abdomen. how do you think i feel? i have to leave school and have surgery in two weeks. i thought i had a torn muscle or hernia. biggest boner killer ever.

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    sooo many people in my family have had skin cancer...thats why i were a shirt skimming and sometimes a hat, i burn really easy on my face/back

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    I'm in the same boat. Except it took me 2 weeks to get the results back that it was cancerous.

    I had mine for a year too before doing anything about it so the chances that the cancer has already spread is high. I'm screwed

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    Yeah its very scary shit. Sealice, im sorry man, I'm sure it will be ok

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    my sister had melanoma on her calf. she now has a giant crater in her leg and i've had abnormal cells removed from my back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cindyklumy View Post
    A study published in the April issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings examined cases from 1970 through 2009 and found that the number of melanoma incidents increased by eight times in young women and four times in young men ages 18 to 39. So having skin cancer at 20 is not so rare.

    In addition, I would like to share quite a few skin checks tips for prevention to detect early any abnormality onto your skin as early diagnosis and treatments for skin cancer will radically improve odds of total recovery.

    Regular monthly self skin inspections are necessary in protecting against cancer of the skin. I recommend that once a month, you look at yourself starting from head to feet, spread you hair apart, look in the mouth, spread your buttocks apart, look in between all your toes to check out any new skin moles or moles that are having new colors in them, which are growing or commencing to burn, itch or bleed. In addition you'll want to examine bug bites or pimples that haven't cured. Normally, those should heal in a matter of few weeks. Just in case they are not removed or beginning to grow, definitely would have them check by your skin doctor. Find out more about the skin cancer symptoms.
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    my parents/grandparents have had several removed. i know MichaelFK has had some removed, kid never uses sun screen.
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    My family has a pretty big history of skin cancer..scary stuff for sure, hope everything goes well
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    A bunch of skimboarders get cancerous moles, Chrith likely has one but won't go to the doctor. GO TO THE DAMN DERMATOLOGIST, CHRITH.
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    i know someone who had melanoma on their retina... i'm getting sunglasses.

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    That sucks man, I hope all goes well though.
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    At least you got it early, the fact that the docs know what is up is a good thing. Good luck dude.

    My dad had pre-cancerous spots removed from his face. I am very careful about it now and I try and remember to check for weird spots/moles

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    Haha I just had another removed like 2 weeks ago. None have been cancerous, though.

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    Yeah, just a few years ago I found out you can die from skin cancer.....I didn't know it could go inside to your organs.
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    ^^Yeah skin cancer will spread...

    Here in Florida if you don't feel like paying the money for a dermatologist all you need to do is go to the health department and they checked my moles for free. Might as well do it, could save your life one day.

    One thing about dermatologists is they will pretty much say everything is "pre cancerous" and they have to remove stuff, just because something is pre cancerous doesn't nessacerily mean it will turn to cancer...

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    I've had a few moles removed mainly because I always cut them when I shave my chest. The one I had removed last week was starting to grow so I was a little worried but it came back negative for cancer. My aunt who lives in Florida has had skin cancer removed like 4 times and still fake bakes and goes to the beach all the time. I hardly ever wear sun screen when I'm at home in the summer (Missouri) and wear nothing more than SPF15-30 when I go on vacation. Good luck to you man and I really hope everything turns out ok for ya!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Fk View Post
    Haha I just had another removed like 2 weeks ago. None have been cancerous, Yet.
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    I went to a dermatologist about a mole that had a huge halo around it, she took a photo of it with her iphone and told me it was the body getting rid of a mole.

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    Quote Originally Posted by T-REXX View Post
    ^^Yeah skin cancer will spread...

    Here in Florida if you don't feel like paying the money for a dermatologist all you need to do is go to the health department and they checked my moles for free. Might as well do it, could save your life one day.

    One thing about dermatologists is they will pretty much say everything is "pre cancerous" and they have to remove stuff, just because something is pre cancerous doesn't nessacerily mean it will turn to cancer...

    depends on who you see. i can get pretty tan but my skin can get somewhat fair and i have a number of moles , some of which i thought were questionable. my dermatologist didnt see anything out of the ordinary; and no scalpels were used.
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    My PCP is a tool. I talked to him about my concerns about skin cancer due to a life time of summers on the beach. The way my health insurance works I need to be referred to a Dermatologist (or any specialist) by my PCP. The dude just causally says I don't see anything that I consider to be a problem and won't refer me!?! WTF! I think I have to be more of a dick next time, I just want yearly check ups from a dermatologist! In this day and age I didn't think that would be such a problem...
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    Dang I made this thread almost two years ago. But yep it's fine now obviously. Had another sist removed on my back last year. Just get anything questionable checked by a doc... Doesn't hurt and helps to catch things early obviously.

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    Well that's good too hear. I didn't even notice the date when I posted in here the first time, thought it was a new thread. haha
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    Yeah, I knew it was a old thread, but summer is coming so I thought I post on here anyway. As some of you know I had throat cancer, I got cancer treatments and I'm OK now, but at first I thought I was a gone-er. Like you guys, I thought cancer is something other people got......so please use sun screen.
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    Just heard this the other day on the news......aspirin may help prevent skin cancer! I would say that aspirin may be the best over the counter drug ever and it's made from a plant. Check this out. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/0...n_1553191.html
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