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Re: Skin Cancer

Posted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 9:49 pm
by Trev
black duck wrote:This thread gives me the heeby jeebies. Feel like a virgin in a rape dungeon. Shit is waiting to happen.
Ive got scars all over me from BCCs and SCCs.
But ive got a couple of surfing mates who have really been through the mill. And probably have more issues to come.
So yeah. It's a scary topic.

Re: Skin Cancer

Posted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 9:59 pm
by Beanpole
I had another thing called Reims disease or something.....apparently like a BCC but not as deep...and more spread out....they peel it off. Nose starting to be a worry....continuing.

Re: Skin Cancer

Posted: Sat Mar 04, 2017 10:57 am
by channels
And don't go to a GP to check them. Go to a skin specialist/dermatology clinic.

Re: Skin Cancer

Posted: Sat Mar 04, 2017 11:25 am
by Trev
channels wrote:And don't go to a GP to check them. Go to a skin specialist/dermatology clinic.
I would normally agree with you but TBH it depends on the GP?
My GP in Sydney was spot on (did you see what I did there?)
I went to a specialist when I came back to Qld 10 years ago.
But my GP is South African and he's excellent, too.
He picked a fast growing SCC on my arm a few years back just at a casual glance.
It had appeared within about 6 months, after my previous specialist check.

Re: Skin Cancer

Posted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 7:10 pm
by godsavethequeen
Well I'm in dermatology listening to elton john and waiting for mine to be flensed. If I don't make it, I want shearer to have my cat. Iggy can have my boards, cheer the sorry bastard up a bit

Re: Skin Cancer

Posted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 12:04 pm
by Beerfan
godsavethequeen wrote:Well I'm in dermatology listening to elton john and waiting for mine to be flensed. If I don't make it, I want shearer to have my cat. Iggy can have my boards, cheer the sorry bastard up a bit
How did you end up with skin cancer God save?

Re: Skin Cancer

Posted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 7:07 pm
by godsavethequeen
we do have sun occasionally, beerfan

Re: Skin Cancer

Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 5:56 am
by Beerfan
godsavethequeen wrote:we do have sun occasionally, beerfan
All good now hopefully?

Re: Skin Cancer

Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 6:20 am
by godsavethequeen
It's a bcc so I'm not too worried. Results back in a couple of months. Six stitches that I'm trying not to open up hurt more than I was expecting but yeah, all good thanks for asking

Re: Skin Cancer

Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 10:05 pm
by Wubic Pig
godsavethequeen wrote:It's a bcc so I'm not too worried. Results back in a couple of months. Six stitches that I'm trying not to open up hurt more than I was expecting but yeah, all good thanks for asking

BCC prob won't kill you just eat you away slowly - when they call you back and say come in tomorrow then the shit gets real.

Re: Skin Cancer

Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 10:15 pm
by Trev
godsavethequeen wrote:It's a bcc so I'm not too worried. Results back in a couple of months. Six stitches that I'm trying not to open up hurt more than I was expecting but yeah, all good thanks for asking
What results take a couple of months?
I get a BCC cut out, it goes to pathology, they analyse it, check it hasn't exceeded what has been cut out and send the results back in 3 or 4 days.

Re: Skin Cancer

Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 10:16 pm
by Trev
My son had one cut out in Canada. They analysed it while he was still in the theatre.

Re: Skin Cancer

Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 8:35 am
by Spoon
Stay sun smart. I had a melanoma taken out last year and they don't muck around even for a small one. 27 stitches and it was the size of a small pimple.

Re: Skin Cancer

Posted: Fri Jun 02, 2017 6:05 pm
by Cranked
Thanks guys, you prompted me to get off my arse and go to a clinic, something I'd been meaning to do for, oh, 10 years or so.

One cancer between my shoulder blades
One on cancer on my forehead
One between my ear and cheekbone, not cancerous.

I was told the cancerous ones were unlikely to spread, just grow.

All left pretty deep craters the size of a 10 cent piece and an eighth of an inch deep

Re: Skin Cancer

Posted: Fri Jun 02, 2017 6:09 pm
by godsavethequeen
You get the same bloke who's routing out your fin box to do it as a job lot? Deep craters doesn't sound great

Re: Skin Cancer

Posted: Fri Jun 02, 2017 6:30 pm
by Cranked
godsavethequeen wrote:
Fri Jun 02, 2017 6:09 pm
You get the same bloke who's routing out your fin box to do it as a job lot? Deep craters doesn't sound great
Good idea GSTQ, the doctor was cheaper though(free in fact), I should have asked him if he could undertake the board repairs. Why not eh? they would both have good hand/eye coordination and other complementary skills.

Re: Skin Cancer

Posted: Fri Jun 02, 2017 6:40 pm
by Cranked
My good looks have been badly marred now GSTQ.

Today I was wearing a surf cap to shade me from the sun, my wife hates them and says I look stupid in them, so when she saw a cloth pommy workers cap for sale at a stall in Freo today, insisted that I would look much better in that, so bought it for me.

Stylin' now! I stood on a corner and shouted "Workers of the world unite, throw off those chains that the running dog capitalists have bound you with!" etc.

Re: Skin Cancer

Posted: Fri Jun 02, 2017 6:44 pm
by godsavethequeen
What are we talking here Cranked?

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