This cancer can also be inherited if you have a family history. This cancer develops slowly. invading and destroying nearby tissues. It may take months or years for basal cell or squamous cell carcinomas to develop. The parts of the body this skin cancer affects is back of the neck, the shoulders, the forearms and hands, the back, and lower legs. But in your case it would be your neck.
How is this skin cancer treated?
Treatment may involve surgery, radiation, medications, or in some cases chemotherapy. But since we caught yours early I'll only be needing to give you prescribed medication.
How can I prevent this in the future?
You can prevent it by being careful in the sun. Stay out of the sun at midday, when the sun's rays are strongest. Wear sunscreen or other sun protection. Do not use tanning booths or sunlamps.
How common is this skin cancer?
Non-melanoma skin cancer is actually one of the most common cancers. This is due to more people being exposed to increased sun exposer and longer life spans. But it is very curable.
I've learned to stay away from long exposure to the sun and UV rays and I've learned how I can prevent this cancer in my future. I've also learned what is happening in my body during this time.
So what did we learn from this experience?
Thank you for everything and helping me through this time
Of course! Give me a call if you have any further questions!