I've had moles all over my body my entire life. Or as my parent's told me they were called, "beauty marks." I have a huge mole on my left calf that a close friend in high school named after herself. (I still think of Allison every time a shave my legs). And have come to terms with my high mole concentration back, and even showed it off in my wedding dress.
A week later, I found out that while my mole was not cancerous, it did contain abnormal cells that could turn into cancer ten years down the road or so. So today, I had the mole fully removed as a preventative measure.
The reason I feel so strongly about getting my story out there is this: this was the kind of mole that "non-moley" people often have. It wasn't big, it wasn't lumpy. It could have passed for a large freckle. And yet, it was growing abnormal cells on my body! That's why EVERYONE should go get annual skin screenings, not just us lucky beauty marked ones.
So that's my PSA for today. Go get a skin screening, and take care of your biggest organ! You'll be glad you did.
PS- Did you know?
|Via Mollie's Fund|
And have you ever had a skin screening? I'd love to hear about it in the comments!