Skin Cancer - My "New item of Equipment"

Share your adventures and tips on geocaching here. If you are new to the game, feel free to ask questions.
Post Reply
2QuarterPints
Posts: 165
Joined: Sat Dec 31, 2016 1:55 pm
Location: Paphos 6 Months / Yorkshire 6 Months

Skin Cancer - My "New item of Equipment"

Post by 2QuarterPints » Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:45 pm

Originally, I posted this as a follow-up to my original "New item of Equipment" post but, given the seriousness of skin cancer, I have decided to make a separate post of it so that the problems I had have more visibility:

Skin Cancer - My "New item of Equipment"
Post by D&PG » Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:41 pm

As a follow-up to my earlier post, I was right and the lump on my arm was a form of skin cancer after all - Squamous Cell Carcinoma.

Having followed my GP's advice about getting the splinter out of my arm, nothing happened other than the lump started to look more than a little alarming. The best way to describe it is that it looked like a little volcano. It had a diameter of about 1/2" and was about 1/4" high. GP's can't be expected to know everything, the name says it all "General" Practitioners, so I decided to see a Dermatologist privately, as a return to Cyprus and other travel plans are looming so time is not on my side to wait for an NHS appointment, and I now have a nice new scar about 3" long on my arm! The Dermatologist explained that, until fairly recently, Squamous Cell Carcinoma was regarded as very low level skin cancer, but attitudes are now shifting and it is no longer regarded as such, and it has moved up the nastiness scale. Fortunately, the subsequent histology showed that he had got it all.

Just goes to show that you can't be too careful.

User avatar
Dominic
Site Admin
Posts: 10467
Joined: Wed Dec 28, 2016 5:00 pm
Location: Polemi
Contact:

Re: Skin Cancer - My "New item of Equipment"

Post by Dominic » Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:59 pm

Glad you got it sorted. :shock:
Web Designer / Developer. Currently working on Paphos Life.
Living in Polemi, Cyprus with my wife and daughter.

Post Reply