I love living where I do .. on the sunny Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia but …..
Queensland has the highest rate of skin cancers in the world. .
I often lay out in the sun exposing my body and face to the U V rays telling myself the Vitamin D is good for me, even in my younger days I would smoother myself in baby oil hoping to tan quicker and have the blonde hair ,blue eyes ,great beach tan look,despite warnings from mum to wear a hat and use sunscreen… pfft what did she know!
Bad news.. she was right … and I have had more than 3 skin Cancers removed leaving me in a high bracket for them to reoccur.
Good News.. They have not been Melanomas, which is the most dangerous skin cancer and makes up about 5% of all skin cancers and result in death.
Bad News I have just recently had my nose sliced open to remove more skin cancers .
Good News .. Original biopsy shows them as being Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) , which is the most common form of skin cancer and makes up 75% of all cases , but these ones have come back after five years , 9 in fact , and needed a wider area to be removed to hopefully stop the spread.
If the Warnings don’t put you off , slipping on a shirt ,slopping on the sunscreen and slapping on a hat , maybe these images will.
The scar is going to be a doozie
5 days later 11.7.2016