HomeHome  CalendarCalendar  FAQFAQ  SearchSearch  RegisterRegister  MemberlistMemberlist  UsergroupsUsergroups  Log in  
Share | 
 

 Melanoma

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
Go to page : Previous  1, 2
AuthorMessage
Slow Puffs
Resident Sportscaster
avatar

Age : 68
Location : Alberta. Canada
Registration date : 2007-12-10

PostSubject: Re: Melanoma   Fri Jun 21, 2013 2:31 pm

mohs micrographic surgery
Back to top Go down
View user profile
pepesdad1

avatar

Age : 74
Location : Tallahassee, Florida
Registration date : 2013-03-03

PostSubject: MELONA   Fri Jun 21, 2013 2:43 pm

Slow Puffs wrote:
mohs micrographic surgery

Thanks, knew the spelling was off.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Bub

avatar

Registration date : 2007-12-15

PostSubject: Re: Melanoma   Fri Jun 21, 2013 8:26 pm

As long as the C word has come up, and at the risk of hijacking a thread, we should also be aware of leukoplakia. 
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/leukoplakia/DS00458
I mention it because it is associated with tobacco use and I had it.
An oral surgeon excised an area in the roof of my mouth and the tissue was examined by a pathologist who said that the leukoplakia was removed.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
huffelpuff

avatar

Age : 47
Location : Laramie, WY
Registration date : 2011-12-10

PostSubject: Re: Melanoma   Sun Jun 23, 2013 1:43 pm

PD I'm sorry to hear about this! My brother has been through this too. It's good you got it taken care of early. SPF 50+, long sleeved shirts, and wide brim hats are the best advise you'll get. See a dermatologist in about 6 months to be sure it's not growing back and that you don't have any others that were missed!

Jim
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Bullwinkle

avatar

Registration date : 2010-04-03

PostSubject: Re: Melanoma   Sun Jun 23, 2013 4:40 pm

go heavy on the sunscreen and reapply multiple times during the day.
get a wide brim hat and wear it regliously.
if it comes back at all go to a dermatologist.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
dshpipes

avatar

Age : 33
Location : Durham, NC
Registration date : 2011-03-06

PostSubject: Re: Melanoma   Sun Jun 23, 2013 6:58 pm

Puff Daddy wrote:
Kyle Weiss wrote:
 You're too stubborn to leave us, anyway.   I love you

Who's leavin? I'm just flaunting my epidermis in public.

Scandal! Take care of that skin, PD.
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.dshpipes.com
Guest
Guest



PostSubject: Re: Melanoma   Sun Jun 23, 2013 10:25 pm

Funny thing. I attended a counter-protest against "Westboro Baptist Church" this weekend. I had sunscreen with me but I was under the shade of a tree for 90% of the 3 hours I was outside so I didn't apply it. My big-ass nose still got burnt. Dangit! I should be cool within 48 hours. I don't usually peel but dang... That sun these days is hot! Lesson learned even after engaging in this conversation 24 hours before the event. Derp... Smart human! Razz
Back to top Go down
Guest
Guest



PostSubject: Re: Melanoma   Sun Jun 23, 2013 10:58 pm

Bub wrote:
As long as the C word has come up, and at the risk of hijacking a thread, we should also be aware of leukoplakia. 
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/leukoplakia/DS00458
I mention it because it is associated with tobacco use and I had it.
An oral surgeon excised an area in the roof of my mouth and the tissue was examined by a pathologist who said that the leukoplakia was removed.

Was this associated with a "hot spot" or random? How often do you smoke and do you practice good oral hygiene? Regular dental appointments and cleaning? Also, how many years have you smoked and what percent of your smoking is from a tobacco pipe? Have you been a cigarette smoker in the past and how many years? How old are you? Leukoplakia is a good thing to watch out for. Tracking the variables would help the group.

The variables for smoking are complex. Variables for sun exposure are finite and measurable. I live in Florida and I don't live in a cave. I fish, camp, garden and am generally outdoorsy. Skin cancer is a risk for ALL people who are exposed to the sun for extended periods these days. Especially as you age. I have friends who have permanent "raccoon eyes" from sun glasses and being on a fishing boat for extended amounts of time in the Gulf. My smarter friends have invested in specialized light weight long sleeve shirts and balaclavas. They look like white ghosts on flats boats. :)Casa del Mar sunglasses are standard eye wear. Cataracts and eye damage are also a risk.

Getting old sucks but even kids are at risk for sun damage these days. Keep your kids and grand-kids well protected. Neutral
Back to top Go down
Bub

avatar

Registration date : 2007-12-15

PostSubject: Re: Melanoma   Tue Jun 25, 2013 2:17 pm

I added leukoplakia because it, along with melanoma, is a dermal change that can be easily diagnosed and treated before more serious problems develop. My smoking habits and oral hygiene are probably normal for the group. I just wanted to make others aware of it because I never heard of it until I was diagnosed with it.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Vito

avatar

Location : Earth
Registration date : 2007-12-10

PostSubject: Re: Melanoma   Wed Jul 17, 2013 3:24 am

Damn, PD! Did the doctor do a biopsy? How TF does he know it's precancerous? Or was he just making Professional Sounding Noises™? In my view, it's utterly irresponsible for a doctor to utter the "C" word unless he's absolutely sure. The very concept is a stressor, and stress is a precursor to all kinds of maladies. You don't need it.

Mrs. Vito lost a cousin to melanoma. It's nothing to trifle with. Cover up. Use sunscreen. Pull night shift. Better yet, git yo' ayuss up to Poulsbo. They use concrete up there too, y'know.  

Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.vitotuxedo.com/VitoSpace/Home/=index.html
Guest
Guest



PostSubject: Re: Melanoma   Wed Jul 17, 2013 12:47 pm

Back to top Go down
 
Melanoma
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 2 of 2Go to page : Previous  1, 2

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Brothers of Briar :: Community :: The Round Table-
Jump to: