Last year, one of my skin biopsies came back as Basal Cell Carcinoma. It's a common skin cancer, but treatable if found early.
Since then, I have had a few other suspicious spots frozen off with liquid nitrogen. Here are pics of the two I had zapped today. This pic is after the nitrogen.
I also had one spot on my arm that was flesh colored, but had recently become bumpy and scaly. Here's a pic. It was small in diameter, but the recent change in the color and texture of it made me nervous.
When in doubt, consult a specialist!
I will have another body check the end of May.
This post isn't to gross you out. It's just a little reminder to apply that sunscreen liberally and often.
Also, if you have any moles that you think have changed in color or shape, please see a dermatologist. Melanoma can be deadly.