Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Skin Cancer Awareness

Hi, friends: I went the entire month of May--Skin Cancer Awareness month--without reminding all of you to bust out the UV protectant clothing and sunscreen. It's not too late, though! We just had a weekend here in NY that was close to 90 degrees every day and very sunny, so I expect that we'll just bypass spring and head straight to summer. Please, please, please remember to wear a hat, sunglasses, and slather yourself with sunscreen. If you don't like sunscreen, buy yourself a lightweight UV protectant jacket (I got a nifty one at Coolibar). And if you need more of a reminder, please watch the amazing video below which includes my peeps--melanoma survivors--who tell their 16-year-old selves what to do. Happy viewing.

Maggie



6 comments:

  1. Thanks, Mags! Very good and very useful. I'll send it around my circle.

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  2. Well, you know I'm aware, since I discovered two little pink spots on my chest that turned out to be squamous cell carcinoma in situ (meaning, caught in a very early stage). As I read this, I'm still sitting here with my incisions covered in Steri-Strips, eagerly awaiting the removal of my stitches on Monday! I wish I could take back all my years in the sun from birth through college (when I finally wised up). Hope others will heed your sun screen message. (And now, Ms. Mags, schedule a mammogram for me sometime before year's end, please! ;->)

    Hugs,
    Susan

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  3. Thanks, Vicky. Yes, please let people know how they can stay safe during the warmer months.

    Susan, I hope you're feeling better! I'm proud of you for staying on top of your health like you do. And yes, I'll make my mammo appt! Maggie

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  4. Maggie, I forgot to tell you they had Coolibar catalogues in the private waiting room at my derm surgeon's office. They have some great stuff! I think I must order! (And, yay, for scheduling a mammogram--I'm scheduled for September. So if you set yours up for then, we can be the Smoosh Twins that month.)

    Cheers,
    Susan

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  5. I yelled at the ladies in the office at school about wearing sunscreen - only the principal agreed to.....sheesh ladies!!!

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  6. Dea, please share this video with them! Maggie

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