Dr. Colby Evans, every 3-4 months but basal cell carcinomas and squamous cell carcinomas still continue make their way to the surface. The frightening part is not how small the spot can be, but how large the area is that the doctors cut out. I have a scar on my back that looks like a knife stab that I like to joke is where Susan stabbed me. If only it was that simple. Watch this video, please.
If you aren't sure why that small funny spot won't go away, go see a dermatologist. The longer you wait, the larger the scar will be. That picture at the top shows you how much might get cut away - the inside circle is what goes out along with the bad spot. The outside circle shows you the cut lines the doctor makes so as to close the skin over the hole you just had whacked in your skin. There will be stitches. Gruesome, yes. So use sunscreen and forget about having a "good tan". There's no such thing.
Today is our wedding anniversary -- 44 years. Dr Evans is helping me make sure there are more to come.
Note: Go here or here to see what I usually post on our anniversary.