And I DON’T have skin cancer! I’m dancing in my chair, smiling ear to ear, feeling giddy happy and so thankful for these results.
The spot on my face was determined to be a sun spot – which makes me feel like I’ve totally earned my grandma status!
The spot on my torso was what they call “Atypical Nevus” – which is a benign (love that word) growth that shares features of melanoma, but is NOT melanoma. These moles disguise themselves as melanoma with the ABCD features – asymmetry, border irregularity, color and diameter. So, long story short, they need to be checked out by a doctor and examined to make sure they aren’t the real thing.
Having Atypical Nevus puts me at greater risk of developing melanoma in my lifetime.
I’m okay at wearing sunscreen during the summer months at the beach and pool, but I am terrible at wearing it on a daily basis. Insert new life goal here – sunscreen everyday and never get melanoma. I’m seeing a floppy, wide-brimmed hat in my future!
Oh, and I’ve officially graduated from a bandaid-ed face to a steri strip. I can’t say I prefer either one. I’ll be ready to be bandage free by the weekend!!