A few months ago, a friend commented on a mole on my upper back. She was concerned about me and thought I should have it checked. I still didn't make an appointment.
Today, was my appointment at the local skin cancer clinic...what I thought would be a routine check. The doctor scanned my body, advising that all of my freckles and moles were fine (even the one my friend was worried about), however I should remain vigilant and see a doctor straight away if anything changes. I then showed him the dark spot.
My routine check up ended with me laying face down on the doctor's bed, and having the spot surgically removed...
Don't be a fool like me. Make an appointment to have your skin checked...before you regret it!
When should I have my skin spots checked?
When you have a:
- new spot that is different from other spots around it
- spot, mole or unusual freckle that has changed in shape, size or colour
- sore that doesn't heal
- skin spot that you are worried about.
- via Cancer Council website