Taking good care of your skin is important for more than just your appearance. As the largest organ you have, your skin is essential to your general health. If you take care of it, it can help take care of you. When it comes to skin care, there is no question that prevention is easier than fixing a problem. Doing things like wearing sunscreen, washing your face daily, and using a good moisturizer can prevent invasive treatments down the road. Neglect can result in many preventable problems.
According to the woman, Sarah, she first noticed the ‘pimple’ growing months before. But she thought nothing of it. When it first appeared, she figured it was just a pimple that had gotten out of control. But when it did not go away, she figured she had best get it checked out by an expert. That’s when she decided to have her general practitioner give her a full-body check to see if anything was out of sorts. Test results came back without any concerns. That worried her, who felt in her gut that there was something wrong. She sought a second opinion and learned that she was dealing with skin cancer.
“Although the Basal Cell Carcinoma is one of the ‘safer’ cancers to have, it can still do a lot of damage if left untreated,” the woman said. “This one was only a few millimeters from my eye, so it required a plastic surgeon to remove. He’s confident that he got it all out, which is a relief, but I’ll be getting the pathology back next week.”
The hole in her face is so close to her eye that if she had ignored the signs and symptoms, it might have spread into her eye and caused a lot more damage than a scar from the removal surgery. “If it’s been longer than twelve months since your last full skin check, please book in to have it done. It’s so easy to put it off out of fear, but it’s far better to get checked and have something dealt with than have it spread further.”