This week I finally went got be doctor about a spot. He immediately diagnosed it as a BCC – a basal cell carcinoma. Because it’s on my nose he’s referred me to a plastic surgeon who will do a biopsy and then surgery. It’s not large. I have cream, Advantan that will hopefully attack it making surgery unnecessary.
I have an appointment with the Melanoma Clinic in a few weeks. They can do a check on the rest of the body.
I guess this is a mid-forties thing. Since I went to the doctor I’ve met a couple of other women who’ve both had BCCs and FCCs removed. Another reminder that the body is changing. The message, don’t neglect your gums your skin, and wear a hat!