hoping it's not cancer

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  1. Doberluv

    Doberluv Active Member

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    Just got back from the dermatologist. Got a biopsy of something suspicious on my back...could be melanoma or some kind of skin cancer, but maybe not. It takes a week to 10 days to get the pathology report back.

    Shouldn't have spent so much time in the sun all these years without protection. (a warning to sun bathers or even people who are in the sun and not even trying to get a tan) I was a life guard/swim instructor and spent all day every day in the sun, right close to the water. I road my horse in the sun. I skied in the spring sun, snow reflecting all that sun....just in the sun wayyyyyy too much. They didn't even know about sun block or skin cancer or at least it wasn't as prevalent or talked about much back then.

    Anyhow, hoping for some good vibes and wishes that it's not cancer. :(
     
  2. HayleyMarie

    HayleyMarie Like a bat outa' hell

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    Im really hoping and praying that its not Cancer.
     
  3. LindaJD

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    Hoping it's not cancer. My dad is also waiting for the results if his skin biopsy.
    I don't remember anyone wearing sun block when I was younger. I had a few bad sunburns as a teenager.
    Hope you get good news.
     
  4. Doberluv

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    Thanks guys. Linda, I hope your Dad is going to get good news too. It's just such a sneaky kind of cancer it seems. I guess some types have a better prognosis than others. So, your Dad and I will hope for the best. I appreciate your good wishes.
     
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    Moth Mild and Slightly Nutty

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    (((Vibes)))

    Here is to hoping the news from the biopsy is good when you get it :)
     
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    Good vibes headed your way!
     
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    Most definitely sending good vibes your way!
     
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    ~Dixie's_Mom~ ♥Chloe & Violet♥

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    Praying for you that it's not cancer :(
     
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    Best of luck. Think positively. Dont worry yourself too much.
     
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    ((((hugs)))) and *******vibes******* Dober. Keep us updated ok? Waiting to find this stuff out totally sucks. :(
     
  11. Doberluv

    Doberluv Active Member

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    Aivz, I'm not worrying too much. These things are often very treatable. It's just a big hassle. Thanks so much for all your vibes and prayers guys. I appreciate it a lot. It makes me feel better when there are others who care around me.:)
     
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    Sending vibes for good news.
     
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    Lilavati Arbitrary and Capricious

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    Ohhhh I'll be thinking about you <3 ****SUPERVIBES****
     
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    Prayers your way!

    I've had two squamous cell carcinomas. Both were found before I even turned 24. Looking back, I wasn't even that worried. They were removed along with extra surrounding tissue, new biopsies were done (of the remaining tissues), and a few chemo-type pills and I was back to my life. Now I realize how serious things could've been.

    My mom's mom had melanoma. My mom has had a melanoma. And I've already had two carcinomas. Skin cancer is definitely a threat in my home. I'm still awful about sunscreen for myself (and I love the sun), but I'm an over-paranoid sunscreen slatherer with my boys.
     
  17. CharlieDog

    CharlieDog Rude and Not Ginger

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    This! Hugs and vibes!
     
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    Lots of vibes! Cancer sucks whether it's major or minor. Hoping for the best news. :)
     
  19. Doberluv

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    Mia, you've certainly been through the ringer. And your Mom too! Did they get to it early on in your Mom's and grandma's case? That one is particularly scary, isn't it. I'm glad your treatment was successful. Those things can be very serious, so yeah...sunscreen from now on for me. I've already done so much damage. And I have olive complexion....one of those people who, if I go out the first time or two in spring and spend too much time in the sun, I might burn. But once I get a layer of tan going, I could be out there all day long and I just got black. Very tan, very quickly and easily. They say, fair skinned people with light hair, blue eyes are so much more susceptible to skin cancer, but obviously, that is not always the case. This sun burning/tanning is accumlative so I'm a little late, but I guess using sun screen (even if it has it's own set of concerns) is better late than never again. The worries about the chemicals in sun screen I gather from the doctor should be less worrying than the sun's damaging effects. It's just more likely to get skin cancer than a cancer from sun screen. (apparently)

    Thank you everyone for the nice vibes. I'm hopeful that it won't be too much trouble...this whatever it is.
     
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    Lots and lots of (((((((((((((((((((VIBES)))))))))))))))))))))) sent!
     

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