On January 7th, I posted an article called I’m beginning to feel Like a Cancer Magnet. I had a growth removed from my arm and was told it was something called, Keratoacanthoma. I wasn’t too concerned because that often goes away by itself. However, I had it removed “Just in case” it was something more serious. The doctor sent it out for a biopsy.
Today, January 13th, I received a letter from my Dermatologist stating that the lesion was in fact a squamous cel carcinoma. The doctor stated that the procedure he performed was curative but scheduled follow-up appointment to be certain. It’s a good thing I had him perform that procedure.
For most of my life I was blessed with good health. I was already 60 years old before I saw the inside of a hospital as a patient. I took my good health for granted and did very little in the way of prevention. I did not have a healthy diet and I didn’t exercise. I didn’t even have a Primary Care Physician. By the time my original cancer was diagnosed, it was already stage IV.
I urge you to develop and maintain a healthy life-style. Had I done so earlier, I would have avoided a lot of pain, suffering and medical procedures.No tags for this post.