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Old 08-21-2007, 08:17 PM   #11
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More sun damage

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Originally Posted by rhertz View Post
The worse thing about skin damage from the sun is cancer. Once a spot of melanoma breaks out, it can spread to lungs and other organs, not just skin. So if you notice a flaky or colored patch of skin that doesn't heal normally, it is best to go see a dermotologist to freeze it. "Nip it in the bud", is the best policy for cancers that metastasize and spread. The earlier the detection the better. I have a family member with melanoma and radiation and chemo don't work well on it. It's hard to imagine that squirt of liquid nitrogen on the skin years earlier could possibly save a life.
Don't forget to protect your eyes. I had to have both lens replaced with artificial ones due to sun damage before age 50. But oh, those endless summers on the island.
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