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Skin Cancer Screening
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by LeanMean, Feb 11, 2013
There is a history of skin cancer in my family. My grandmother died from melanoma. My grandfather and my uncle had growths removed. I lived in California for decades and love the outdoors. I have spent a lot of time out in the sun wearing little to nothing. I am going to the dermatologist for a skin cancer screening next week. What should I expect? What questions should I ask or what should I tell the doctor?
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by Life360, Feb 11, 2013
Hi LeanMean, ive had the screening before and you will just lie on a table and the doctor will go over you whole body looking for things out of the norm. Really no big deal.
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by LeanMean, Feb 21, 2013
I went to the dermatologist today for my appoint. I was told to strip to my underwear and wear a gown. The doctor came in and folded back the gown, moving from one section to the next. No cancer or pre-cancer found. Yay! The doctor did say with my family history I should have an annual check and always use sunscreen.
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by Life360, Feb 21, 2013
Well thats good news, just remember to follow up with the yearlys
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