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StMartinFan
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Re: St Martin Beach Life and Skin Cancer [Re: toothdoc]
      #1729087 - 04/04/17 10:26 PM (50.188.118.108)

I just had a squamous cell cancer removed from my ankle and Mohs surgery to get what the original removal missed. Sunscreen, a big hat and sitting under an umbrella have been regular practice for me for the last 30 years. (I'm late 60s.). I'll probably be more diligent with reapplying sun screen on my legs now, because I've been more focused on face and upper body. And be more diligent on sun screen on my lower legs when I'm gardening, etc.

I had to postpone the Mohs surgery because of my 2 week trip SXM, because the original spot had healed and I wanted to be able to swim. When I explained that to the dermatology surgeon, she said she understood and we swapped stories about the joys of beach vacations. I figured it was a good sign that the doctor who removes skin cancer spots continues to like beach vacations!


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LovesSXM
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Re: St Martin Beach Life and Skin Cancer [Re: Sun4MnM]
      #1729090 - 04/05/17 03:32 AM (24.236.253.40)

My wife has had numerous basal cell carcinomas removed. We both use SPF 30. She has a wide brim hat and sits under an umbrella pretty much the whole time we are at Club O for our yearly one week visit.

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RonDon
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Re: St Martin Beach Life and Skin Cancer [Re: LovesSXM]
      #1729099 - 04/05/17 07:36 AM (108.12.200.47)

Hubby hated to put sun screen on face--didn't like the feel. Tried every brand finally likes LaRoche-Posay Anthelios 50 Mineral . Looks like milk feels like water and not a creamy mess on face.

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mmk
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Re: St Martin Beach Life and Skin Cancer [Re: Sun4MnM]
      #1729114 - 04/05/17 10:02 AM (196.3.192.185)

Always remember, even the slightest tan is damaged skin. People with very dark skin color can also get skin cancer.

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phillygirl7
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Re: St Martin Beach Life and Skin Cancer [Re: Sun4MnM]
      #1729149 - 04/05/17 04:18 PM (75.100.89.24)

I have learned to not lay in the sun, and accepted the fact that my fair skin is not going to tan. The best thing I can recommend for face is sun block in a stick form, that's the fist thing I put on and if I put on any other sunblock or makeup, it doesn't melt into my eyes and sting.

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Sun4MnM
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Re: St Martin Beach Life and Skin Cancer [Re: phillygirl7]
      #1729255 - 04/06/17 07:23 PM (72.179.133.130)

Appreciate everyone's counsel, advice and wisdom! Thank you!

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