As I sit here gimpy and sore from having another squamus cell carcinoma removed from my lower leg next to my shin bone. I've had 3 plastic surgeons remove skin cancer from me and I still have wrinkles. I had a melonoma 11 years ago and 2 lymph nodes were removed. This week I had skin cancer # 9 removed. This is going to be a nasty scar, guess I can't wear my hot pants anymore.
What I want to emphasize is that I never had anything on my body that would make me think I had skin cancer.
My melanoma was just a freckle on my chest for years and I was in the pool and it looked lighter so I thought it was going away. I had an appt with my pcp about a month later for something else and I casually mentioned how that freckle was going away, Damn the next day I was seeing a surgeon for a long drawn out ordeal to get all the melenoma.
I never had any moles or sores that would make me suspicious, or sores that didn't heal. I have to see a dermatologist every 6 months. And dammit she alway finds something that she freezes.
I don't know if it's from laying in the sun or cml. But If you notice anything at all go see your pcp, if you call a dermatologist you might have to wait almost a year for an appt.I had a white film about smaller than a dime on my face I was cancer. Just a word of caution, Love Billie