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Old 07-02-2011, 06:59 AM   #1
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Anyone have/had skin cancer/Dysplastic Nevi?


I'm a super moley person(like have 200 or more...) with many getting into the "larger size". This week I had a few excised(I've had some of the bigger ones excised in the past with no problems) and was told that they are dysplastic nevi(abnormal moles).

They are on my back and the stitches are killing me. Because both of these were dysplastic, I'm going to have to start having more removed, which sucks. As a high schooler I was a lifeguard and got more than my fair share of sun(and burns). I really regret it now. I'm using a spray on oil free sunscreen for every day use now, but looking for suggestions on a good, highly rated oil free sunscreen.

Also, this was all done by my family practice doctor. Should I take the time to have a dermatologist look at them. I've taken a photo catalog of them to watch them progressively. The family practice doc didn't think I needed to see any sort of specialist, but it has just got my nerves up. It seriously inflamed some stress related ulcers and this week has been almost shot.

Any tips or experience with this kind of stuff? I guess I'm not looking forward to a life of excisions and what not. I tend to be pretty easy going but this is really racking my stress level.

Also, to anyone waiting on an order, it will go out by Tuesday. I'm super sorry that they have not gone out this week, but I let this get the best of me and I ended up pretty sick due to the ulcers(and the pain of these friggin little stitches in my back is making me feel like a sally).
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Old 07-02-2011, 02:55 PM   #2
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It never hurts to get a second opinion... and if it's giving you an ulcer then you definitely should get one b/c your ulcer will only get worse if you don't. I can't give any advice on sunscreens b/c I don't like to wear them myself, I think that covering up with clothing, hats, sunglasses, etc it the best protection. I've thought for many years that sunscreen can actually cause cancer and they're now starting to find studies that confirm my long time suspicion.

Something you may be interested in researching/looking up is this natural plant product called Indian Blood root, there's a product I have called Cancema that has the blood root in it. Blood root/Cancema only destroys unhealthy cells in/on the body and leaves healthy tissue alone so it works real well at getting rid of abnormal spots on the body.
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Old 07-02-2011, 03:09 PM   #3
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I always think it's best to see a derm for skin issues as they are specially trained to spot things that your GP could over look. They will also be more up to date on recent developments and treatments.

Edited to add: It's YOUR body and you absolutely have to do what you feel is best, regardless of what anyone (especially doctors) tell you. If your gut says to see a specialist then to hell with what the GP thinks. He'd probably go see a specialist if it was him having these issues.
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Old 07-02-2011, 08:35 PM   #4
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I think going to a derm is prob a good decision. I just have sooooo many moles that I feel like the GP might be just taking a crap shot at which to remove and which to leave.
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Old 07-03-2011, 12:58 AM   #5
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I don't know how old you are, but starting in my mid 50s I got melanoma on my back/shoulder and and again on my calf a year later. My ortho doc was concerned by some of my moles and referred me to a top notch dermatologist. Turned out the moles the ortho doc saw weren't a big deal, but the dermatologist found a suspicious fairly small mole that was itching me a bit and it was positive. Got a squamous cell CA on my nose in between melanoma Dx. Now I have to maintain good health insurance and dermatologist visits twice a year for life.

Payback for the sun I got while in the building trades 30 years ago.Freckled fair skinned people like me just need to stay out of the sun for life.
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Old 07-04-2011, 02:36 AM   #6
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I'm 27, fair skinned and bald.... Progressively over 10 years the number of moles I've gotten has increased significantly. I'm going to try to find a derm on tuesday after the doctors offices are open again.
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Old 07-04-2011, 02:49 AM   #7
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Just to let everyone know, PSA's do work. This is the one that got me to get checked out:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4jgUcxMezM
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Just to let everyone know, PSA's do work. This is the one that got me to get checked out:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4jgUcxMezM

Thanks overstocked! I'm going to start using sunscreen a lot more, I run cross country and play soccer and I would only use sunscreen once in a while.

Thank you for the link

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Thanks overstocked! I'm going to start using sunscreen a lot more, I run cross country and play soccer and I would only use sunscreen once in a while.

Thank you for the link

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Pretty intense video, huh? The story and more info can be found at dcmf.ca
I too was a XC runner. Started in college too, till I had a few consecutive knee injuries. Didn't put sunscreen on once when I ran. And I ran a LOT. Would retire a pair of asics every month or two.

I might have went through a bottle in 3 summers of lifeguarding, too.

What a shame, too. Considering how on edge it has me now about something I have very little control over, it is pretty stupid to "be cool" and not put anything on.
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Here's some links on sunscreen causing cancer...

http://www.aolnews.com/2010/05/24/st...rating-cancer/

http://www.skinbiology.com/toxicsunscreens.html

http://www.naturalnews.com/021903.html

It's interesting that skin cancer cases have risen since the use of sunscreen. Before sunscreen use there were about 1 in 500 cases of melanoma and now it's 1 in 55.
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Pretty intense video, huh? The story and more info can be found at dcmf.ca
I too was a XC runner. Started in college too, till I had a few consecutive knee injuries. Didn't put sunscreen on once when I ran. And I ran a LOT. Would retire a pair of asics every month or two.

I might have went through a bottle in 3 summers of lifeguarding, too.

What a shame, too. Considering how on edge it has me now about something I have very little control over, it is pretty stupid to "be cool" and not put anything on.
What was your 5k time?
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What was your 5k time?
Mid-15's
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Old 07-04-2011, 04:07 PM   #13
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Here's some links on sunscreen causing cancer...

http://www.aolnews.com/2010/05/24/st...rating-cancer/

http://www.skinbiology.com/toxicsunscreens.html

http://www.naturalnews.com/021903.html

It's interesting that skin cancer cases have risen since the use of sunscreen. Before sunscreen use there were about 1 in 500 cases of melanoma and now it's 1 in 55.
Not "CAUSING". If you have melanoma, the added vitamin a from some solutions will likely increased the growth rate of melanomas.
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Well I have an appointment with a dermatologist(in a friggin month....). It motivated me to schedule my sleep study too.

BTW, things managed to get worse. I was diagnosed with West Nile last week. Can't friggin believe this. It explains the 7-8 day headache I had though. Still feeling pretty drained but definitely getting better.
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thats rough man, hope everything turns out ok for you.
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