Friday, May 15, 2009
i'm sorry, but you have skin cancer
"I'm sorry, but you have skin cancer..."
I've spoken a variation if these words multiple times daily over the past couple weeks during my Dermatology rotation. I'm telling people they have CANCER. From the SUN. Do you get this?
Ladies, it's avoidable! Wear spf 30 (or higher!!)...don't be a crazy sun-worshiper...it's really not worth it.
I'm pale...super super freckly...light colored eyes....blond hair...and I've had a wicked bad burn every year (sometimes more than once!) for the past 23 years. The Doctor I'm with told me that he guarantees I'll end up with skin cancer. One of my best friends, age 27, recently had a huge chunk of skin excised due to skin cancer. It can happen. To any of us.
I bring this us because I've read on a couple blogs about girls setting aside time and money for tanning beds and laying out to get that pre-wedding golden glow. I advise you to be wise.
*climbing off soap box now*