Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Basal-Cell Carcinoma (skin cancer)

When we got off the river the other day and drove up to Cliff Dweller's restaurant, I went to the bathroom and looked in the mirror. I was shocked and surprised to see the little mole-thingy under my left eye was bleeding.
I walked into my hometown dermatologist this morning and he diagnosed it as a basal-cell  carcinoma (a.k.a. skin cancer). He removed it by using a local anesthetic, digging it out, then zapping the roots of it with an electric needle, then covered with a band-aide.
Hopefully this will be it. Just got a long-sleeve cycling jersey (which I used on the river), and will use more sunscreen on my face.
Wear a hat and sunscreen!

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