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.

DOS TORTAS

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” >

    Liked by 1 person

    • 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.

      Like

  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.

    Liked by 2 people

  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.

    Liked by 1 person

  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 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • 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. 🥶☃️

      Liked by 1 person

Hey hey what have you got to say!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

smcghee333

A fine WordPress.com site

rudeinnewyork

A topnotch WordPress.com site

Emilie Vardaman

travel and random thoughts

midwife87505's Blog

A great WordPress.com site

A Dead Kennedy

: A journal of a very slooow marathon swimmer

The Soulful Word

Intuitive copywriter + content creator: word whispering magic for lightworkers

View From Casita Colibrí

gringa musings from a rooftop terrace in Oaxaca

Your Hand in Mind

Musings of a human factors engineer after her brain was released...

Our House In...

Living where we are

Surviving Yucatan

Smoothing out Mexico's rough spots.

A Boy and Her Dog

Traversing the Border between Butch and Transgender

Surviving Mexico

Adventures and Disasters

Just Another Moment in Paradise

Snippets of an Adventure's Life in Cozumel, Mexico

Perking the Pansies

Jack Scott's random ramblings

Mexico Retold

There's more to Mexico than meets the media

WordPress.com News

The latest news on WordPress.com and the WordPress community.

The Amazon Express

From the most distant source to the sea.

Biketrash Holiday

Adventures on Two Wheels!

%d bloggers like this: