What Exactly Is PRE Cancerous?

16 Jan

A week after noticing a flakey, fingerprint sized patch of dry skin on the bridge of my nose, I went to see the dermatologist. The area wasn’t healing and I suspected the worse.

It was diagnosed pre-cancerous and I was given a six week treatment with some kind of cream. Fingers crossed it works. I was also given a sunscreen with instructions to apply liberally every morning and to wear a brimmed hat any time I leave the house. I guess I no longer have to worry about styling my hair. As if I ever did.

My new chapeau bought when I was last in California.

When I lived in Texas I never left the house without a hat of some kind. I’m not sure why I got so lazy living in the Mexican tropics. The doctor assured me that no matter where we live, sunscreen and a hat is required to prevent skin cancer. So if you’re one of those people who “doesn’t do hats”, I recommend you get over it, or you too could be Googling PRE CANCEROUS. Just sayin.


7 Responses to “What Exactly Is PRE Cancerous?”

  1. Nancy Day January 16, 2022 at 1:08 pm #

    Here’s to a rapid healing of your flaky spot. I do hats; I love hats. Thank you for your post, and may you both be well and joyful. Love, Nancy

    On Sun, Jan 16, 2022 at 7:05 AM the adventures of dos tortas wrote:

    > afish25 posted: ” A week after noticing a flakey, fingerprint sized patch > of dry skin on the bridge of my nose, I went to see the dermatologist. The > area wasn’t healing and I suspected the worse. > https://youtube.com/watch?v=MvsbkFkaMH4&feature=share It was dia” >

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    • afish25 January 16, 2022 at 1:12 pm #

      I now have a brimmed hat next to both exits of my house and in the car! Thank you Nancy.


  2. emilys72016 January 16, 2022 at 1:21 pm #

    That’s an adorable hat! Glad it was only PRE cancerous. After my husband had a Squamous Cell Carcinoma (fortunately stage zero) taken off the side of his face near his ear, I was ever-vigilant about wearing a hat and strong sunscreen. So far so good.

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  3. Karen Hodgens January 16, 2022 at 2:20 pm #

    Generally my dermatologist freezes all pre-cancerous stuff. I’ve had quite a few done over the years.

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  4. Jack Scott January 17, 2022 at 5:03 am #

    I was treated for skin cancer on my ankle a few years ago. It was probably the result of me running around Mowgli-style – barefoot and barely clothed – in the Far East during the sixties. Back then there was no talk of hats and sun-screen. Touch wood, it hasn’t returned. At the moment, I’m wearing a hat to keep warm 🙂

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    • afish25 January 17, 2022 at 8:25 am #

      On your ankle, I guess it can show up anywhere. Do stay warm. I put on long pants in the jungle this morning. 🥶☃️

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