Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Interesting News

So the mole I just had removed from my back tested positive for 'atypical cells'. Not cancer, but pre-cancer; cells that had begun to mutate. I don't have to do anything about it right now because the test shows that they removed all the atypical cells. We got it before there was any big deal. I just have to go back in three months to follow up. I figure I will do a serious mole check and make sure if I have any more that I get them removed soon.

S everybody, check your body! If you have moles that aren't perfect circles, that are as big or bigger than a pencil eraser, or have changed size or shape in your memory of them, go get 'em removed. Skin cancer requires chemo and I assure you, you don't want to do it if you don't have to.

I sure as hell am not going to be taken out by a fricken mole after all I have been through. Sheesh.

1 comment:

Jooley Ann said...

I get "mildly," "moderately," and "severely" atypical moles whacked all the damn time. It's so annoying. With the "severely" atypical ones, they always go in and dig a little deeper, stitch me up, and make me come back for MORE mole checks even SOONER. John jokes that the Dermatologist needs to make a yacht payment.

But in all seriousness, I gots me lotsa moles, and I tanned and BURNED way way way too frequently when I was a stupid teenager, so I'm grateful to have a good Derm who knows a bad Mole when he sees one. Like you said, People: check your moles! :)