Six months before I got married, I revved it into high gear. Step aerobics for a bangin body, and facials for flawless skin. Vanity led me to the dermatologist over a simple pimple. It had taken up residence for so long I should’ve been charging it rent. I was flabbergasted to learn it was basal cell skin cancer.
Surgery required a 14-stitch incision down the crease of my face. I was only 32, and months away from tying the knot. The C word became more shameful than the scar. It faded quickly, but taught me to keep a vigilant watch for spots on my body. Nowadays my official sunblock is day-drinking inside the pool bar.
We’ve reached the age where regular 5 point inspections are vital to keep the engine purring at peak performance. We’re talking more than a lube and oil change ladies! For a generation that baked in baby oil at high noon, mole checks are a must. I could have saved myself some pain had I been more proactive.
In the following video, we interview Lori’s boss, friend, and dermatologist extraordinaire Dr. Ken Alanen of Derm.ca. Dr. Alanen clarifies what you need to know about sun damage and skin cancer.
● What are the visual aging effects the sun has on skin
● Who’s at risk
● What to look for
● Can sun damage be repaired or reversed
With skin cancer on the rise in young adults, being aware and informed could help save your life or that of a loved one.
LADIES NIGHT OUT! Check out our event tab
When: Thursday, March 3rd, 2016
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Where: Javino Coffee & Wine Bar
10 Discovery Ridge Hill S.W.
What: $10 donation ~ all proceeds to Canadian Mental Health Assn.
Delicious homemade tapas and pizza available for purchase.
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