This month is Breast Cancer Awareness month and a time you should make sure to book your mammogram. It’s also time to let you know not all breast cancer is in the breast. It is ON the breast. I am a breast SKIN cancer survivor. I joined a club I didn’t want to join, has tons of members and no annual dues.
It all started with a brown spot like a cupcake chocolate dot decoration small and round but raised. I found it on my breast. I had no idea this would lead to SKIN CANCER called Squamous cell carcinoma. The day of my surgery ANOTHER spot appeared on the same breast. Hours in the operating room with Mohs Surgery a special kind of surgery just for this. $5,000.00 WORTH OF SURGERY and medical bills,terrified, I did not think I’d make it later. I am telling everyone I can tell or who will listen!
BE AWARE and BEWARE!
It can come from a bad sunburn when you were a child, a suntan booth or baking like a chocolate chip cookie in the sunshine!
Skin cancer is very sneaky…one is basal cell, the next type is Squamous cell and the last and most deadly is melanoma. It can pop up out of no where and look like a beauty mark…some may be but most likely will be some form of skin cancer. Wear sunscreen girls and guys! PROTECT your face and body. Get a check up yearly especially if you live in a tropical climate with lots of sunshine. While I love the sun… and sunbathing. I don’t ever want to go through this scare and health drama again.
I don’t feel very pretty anymore especially with my scars.
But I am happy to be alive!!!
I care about you and your skin health too! Take care of yourself. GUYS too!